Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey presents branded nose mask aims to fight the spread of COVID-19

Published on: 19 November 2020

Ghana and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has supplied branded face masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the West African country.

The donation was done in Tema, Ashaiman and Odumase Krobo.

Partey's charitable endeavours have also seen him cover the wages of the Spanish fourth division club he part-owns, Alcobendas Sport, in order for them to survive the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and avoid a bailout from the Spanish government.

His gesture is to help in combating the deadly virus', which has seen over 50,000 cases and more than 300 deaths in Ghana alone.

Speaking to the Times Sports, Mr Samuel Zigah, who is the spokesperson for the midfielder said it was important to support organizations and individuals in these difficult times and urged Ghanaians to always have their nose masks on.

"As a footballer, he understands perfectly the role fans play in making the game exciting.

"Although the fans are not watching the games live, they will still get the opportunity to watch them via television but they need to stay healthy and strong before they do so.

"That’s a way of supporting the good people of Ghana. One way of the other, the idea is to touch lives in the  positive way and one of them is trying to help people stay safe in this abnormal times of this pandemic," he stressed

The 27-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid for £45million on transfer deadline day.

Check out our gallery below which shows the Partey-branded masks being given out in Ghana.