Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies stated he hopes to increase support for refugees around the globe after changing into the primary footballer to be appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Davies was born to Liberian mother and father in a refugee camp in Ghana, the place he spent 5 years earlier than transferring to Canada.
The 20-year-old joined Bayern in 2018 and performed a key position within the facet that received the Champions League and Bundesliga titles final season.
“My own experiences make me want to speak up for refugees, to share their stories and to help make a difference,” Davies stated in an announcement on the Bayern web site.
“I want individuals to know concerning the significance of serving to refugees, wherever they’re, in camps or cities, in neighbouring nations or nations of resettlement corresponding to Canada.
“Refugees need our support to survive, but also access to education and sports, so they can fulfil their potential and truly thrive.”
Davies stated he was grateful his mother and father had fled from Liberia in the course of the civil battle and that he needed his story to encourage refugees.
“In that situation there are only two opportunities, either be part of the war or get out,” Davies was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“My mother and father had no intention of carrying weapons and taking pictures weapons. I’m joyful they selected to get out.
“I will never forget where I came from and I want my story to give hope and excitement for other refugees to say, if he can do it, I can do it too.”