Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has donated $101,000 to help children in Sierra Leone have free education.
Rudiger, born to Sierra Leone parents but born in Berlin, Germany and now representing the German national team, made his pledge on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment summit in London to support Sierra Leone’s Free Quality Education initiative after meeting with Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio.
“Sierra Leone is my home. I’m not the talking type of a person, I am about action. You can count on us and do not hesitate,” Rudiger said after making his donation.
“We are here to support your vision and agenda, especially on education. I am ready to take on my responsibility to change the narrative and image of Sierra Leone.”
President Bio, then received his signed jersey from the 26-year-old footballer while Rudiger was honoured as an ambassador of Sierra Leone.