The Nigerian defender Leon Balogun has decided to join the Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata to give away 1 percent of his salary to the Charity Common goal.
Balogun who is now with the Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion has made up his mind to give some of his earnings to charity.
Balogun, 30yrs old, has stated the reason behind contributing part of his income to a charitable caus.
As football players, we enjoy a high place in society and we have a very important role to play because of this.
“Joining Common Goal gives me the opportunity to actively help and support people in their communities and open up doors to a better life.”
He was also congratulated by his club captain Bruno who was among the first player to join the charitable movement.
“I am thrilled that Leon has been inspired by seeing what we’re achieving in Common Goal and has stepped forward to join us in helping others through football.
“I hope this will inspire more players in the Premier League, and beyond,to take the pledge.”
Here’s a statement on their official website:
Common Goal is a global movement in which the football community pledges a minimum of 1% of its earnings to football for good organizations that use the game to advance the Global Goals.
“Common Goal is the creation of streetfootballworld, the international leader in football for
Balogun also joins his fellow Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong who had earlier pledged to support the cause.
Leon Balogun is a Nigerian professional defender born in Wes Germany. He was born to a Nigerian father and a German mother. Read more on Leon Balogun Biography.
Common goal is an initiative where players pledge 1 % of their wages to a collective fund.