Among the worthy representatives of football who have come to perform the Hajj in the Holy Land, the very pious N’Golo Kanté, who likes to say that he ” put religion before football », made hearts and smartphones vibrate in his new chosen land…
The new recruit of choice for the club Al-Ittihad, crowned 2023 champion of the Pro League of Saudi Arabia, who will soon have as a teammate another Muslim star of the round ball, Karim Benzema, has not failed in his reputation as a simplicity and generosity.
After being received with full honors, the video showing the former star player of Chelsea, crutches in his hands, walking next to Ismaël Bennacer, the injured Algerian midfielder of AC Milan and forced into the wheelchair rolling, earned him a shower of praise on social networks.
Going viral in a flash, this scene filmed in Mecca is a beautiful illustration of the atmosphere of humility, fraternity and compassion that reigns there, during a Hajj which, among other benefits, exalts the cardinal virtues of Islam.
كانتي يحمل عكازات إسماعيل بن ناصر أثناء أداء مناسك الحج 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SAjsFgsSeI
— موقع جول السعودي – GOAL (@GoalSA) June 27, 2023
The Holy Land welcomed another football ambassador on its soil, in the person of the French international Ibrahima Konté. The central defender of Liverpool FC, interviewed when he got off the plane, was eager to return to his hotel to fully immerse himself in the beauty of the holy places and the religious fervor that emanates from them.
Ibrahima Konaté arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj
May Allah accept his pilgrimage ❤️🙏
— 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗙𝗖 (@KonateFC) June 26, 2023