Rodney Strasser Returns To His Community for Charity
After only three years since he left his modest KroJimmy/Fourah Bay Community to play for Italian football giant, AC Milan and Sierra Leonean international Rodney Strasser is returning back to his community this December with a charity to help children and disadvantaged people in Sierra Leone.
Rodney Strasser revealed to me that his main aim will be to: “Support under-privileged Sierra Leoneans such as children, amputees and the handicapped through care and hope.”
To start this Rodney Strasser hopes to begin no further than his local KroJimmy/Fourah Bay community where he began his football career that has now taken him to the Rossoneri where he plays football and dines with world football stars like Rohnaldinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “I will never forget where I come from, it was only about three years ago that I used to rub skin with these people now I feel a desire to help them and offer them something that can help improve their lives.” The Sierra Leonean international hopes to kick off his charity at the Fourah Bay field, where he will have a charity match on Wednesday 22nd December.
The charity foundation that has been coined by the football star as Supporting Under-privileged through Care and Hope (SUCH) is set to be launched with a press conference in Freetown immediately when the Italian Serie A takes a Christmas break on the 19th December and Rodney revealed that he has a lot to donate and this is something he feels obliged to do. “It’s a responsibility and trust me I do not see this as a favour, but I view it as a moral responsibility to my countrymen.”
Born in Freetown, Strasser joined Milan from local club FC Kallon in 2007, and coming back to Freetown the player also hopes to pay respect to people who have contributed to his professional career like his dad and FC Kallon owner Mohamed Kallon.
During his time in the AC Milan youth system, he was a member of the under-20 side who triumphed in the Coppa Italia Primavera in 2010, 25 years after the team’s last success in the competition. He also made his debut for the AC Milan first team in a league game against Udinese on 21 December 2008, coming off the bench in the final minutes.
Muctaru Wurie, Freetown
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