- Pep Guardiola has donated a massive £130,000 to help save people from war, poverty and persecution in the sea
- The Man City boss in collaboration with Open Arms foundation have saved an estimated 61,000 people since its operation
- The likes of Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol have shown their support to the foundation
Pep Guardiola has currently donated £130,000 to his Open Arms foundation which helps convey refugees who want to escape from poverty and persecution, The Sun.
The Manchester City boss paid thousands of pounds to help repair one of their boats to help it return to the sea.
The organization were invited to share some of the experiences with City players which moved some of them to tears.
The Open Arms foundation have saved 61,000 people and they are still bent on their effort to rescue more lives with their missions on the sea.
Guardiola was quoted by The Sun:
“The work that Open Arms does is extraordinary in helping to protect some of the most vulnerable people in society.
“So many of those who are seeking refuge continue to find themselves in unimaginably difficult situations - often suffering illness, separation from family and, in many cases, loss of life.
“Open Arms has built a framework to protect these displaced people, both in the emergency stage when they are at sea.
“But also in educating and supporting them on land. I want to do all I can to help ensure that the valuable work continues.”
Barcelona legends and former Guardiola's teammates at the Camp Nou Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol have both shown their support for the charity.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has revealed that his side's unbelievable run of 19-match unbeaten is because they have money to buy quality players, Goal.
The Citizens' latest victory was the 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League last 16 first leg fixture.
The oil-rich club have spent £500million since the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss took over in 2016.
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