London: Senegal national team and Chelsea Muslim striker Demba Ba has offered money to fund the construction of a mosque in his parents’ hometown in Senegal. “Being a Muslim is more important than me being a footballer,” he was quoted as saying in an interview with the Independent. “A good Muslim is a good person, so I try to be a good person,” he added. Ba is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Chelsea and the Senegal national team. The news about his contribution to fund a new mosque hit the Senegalese media last month. The new mosque is expected to be inaugurated within the coming weeks. Ba is one of 40 other Muslim stars in the English Premier league. Ba’s homeland, Senegal, is a country in West Africa where Islam is the predominant religion. Nearly 90 percent of the country’s population is estimated to be Muslim.
Chelsea Muslim Footballer builds Mosque
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