Ramadan Kareem: Ozil, Ighalo, Pogba other football stars usher in Holy Month

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Ramadan Kareem: Ozil, Ighalo, Pogba other football stars usher in Holy Month

Ayoola Kelechi 12:40 - 11.03.2024

Several top footballers have joined the Muslim faithful to celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramadan commences, several football stars have taken to social media to convey their heartfelt greetings and wishes to the Muslim community. 

The crescent moon sighting in Saudi Arabia marked the beginning of Ramadan, a sacred period observed by Muslims globally, characterized by fasting from sunrise to sunset, spiritual reflection, family gatherings, and acts of charity.

Mesut Ozil, Real Madrid stars Extend Ramadan Greetings

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil, known for his devotion to Islam, shared a message welcoming the holy month of Ramadan. The former Germany international’s embrace of Ramadan reflects the spiritual significance it holds for him and many others in the football world.

Current Real Madrid players Antonio Rudiger and Brahim Diaz, the latter recently switching allegiance to play for Morocco, also joined in the celebrations by posting messages of goodwill on social media. 

Odion Ighalo and Paul Pogba Celebrate Ramadan

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, currently playing for Saudi Pro League side Al-Wehda, extended warm wishes for Ramadan through his Instagram stories. Ighalo's acknowledgment of the holy month reflects the inclusive nature of football, where players from various nations and faiths come together.

Odion Ighalo's Instagram Story | Intagram
Odion Ighalo's Instagram Story | Intagram

Amidst the recent challenges faced by French midfielder Paul Pogba, who is dealing with doping charges, he took a moment to share his sentiments on the commencement of Ramadan. 

As Ramadan starts, these expressions of goodwill from football stars highlight the unifying power of the sport, fostering a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect among players and fans alike. The diverse backgrounds of footballers make Ramadan a unifying experience, transcending borders and cultures.

Ramadan Kareem to all those observing this sacred month!

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