In a gesture aimed at identifying with Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, Liberia national football team captain Sam Johnson over the weekend donated 35 bags of rice and 10 cartons of sugar to five mosques.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset.
The donation was made by authorities of the Sam Johnson Foundation. Each mosque received seven bags of rice and two carton of sugar.
Receiving the donation at one of the mosques, the Deputy Imam of the 17th Street Mosque in Sinkor, Hassan Sow, thanked the Liberian footballer for his kind gesture to Muslims during such an important period of the Islamic religion.
The Liberian Malaysia-based skipper uses his foundation to render humanitarian services. During the heat of the COVID-19, he was among several players that donated preventative materials in the fight against the pandemic in Liberia.
Johnson currently plays for Sabah FC in the Malaysian Super League following his move from Real Salt Lake in the Major League Soccer in the United States of America. Johnson has so far scored two goals in eight appearances for his team.
Sabah ended the first half of the Malaysian Super League in the eighth position after three wins, four draws, and four defeats.