Bukayo Saka has funded 120 operations described as ‘life-changing’ for children in Nigeria after he partnered up with the Charity BigShoe.

Bukayo Saka with BigShoe
Bukayo Saka with BigShoe

Bukayo Saka has joined forces with the charity, BigShoe, to help fund operations for 120 children in Nigeria.

“I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children’s lives easier and better through these surgeries,” Saka said about his projects with BigShoe.

“I still feel very connected to Nigeria. For me, it is very important to use my abilities to have a positive impact where I can and I have to say a big thank you to the whole BigShoe team for making this possible.


“For me it is important that every child has the same opportunity to achieve their dreams.

“If I can do anything to help then I really want to do this, it was very important to me. It makes me happy when I can see the kids happy and their parents happy.

“I want to do more and more and help as many children as I can.”

The operations took place during October and have reportedly all been successful.



Who are BigShoe?

According to BigShoe’s website, “The BigShoe® stands for a worldwide growing network of football and sports fans, helping poor children with life changing medical operations and more.”

They have been in operation since the 2006 Germany World Cup and are a “worldwide growing network of sports stars and fans, helping children from disadvantaged communities to gain access to life changing services.”

You might remember Mesut Ozil’s involvement with the charity back in 2014, when he also funded a number of operations, this time in Brazil.