Victor Moses has made a ‘significant donation’ to help save his former club Wigan amid their current financial struggles.
The cash-strapped club is in dire straits after administrators were summoned in July, resulting in a 12-point penalty and relegation from the Championship to League One.
The chairperson of Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club, Caroline Molyneux, confirmed the gesture made by the ex-Nigeria international who played at the DW Stadium between 2010 and 2012.
💙 Thank you, @VictorMoses 🙏
Victor has pledged a significant donation to Save Our Club!https://t.co/tgNlBA0uoY#wafc #ChelseaFC #forzainter pic.twitter.com/TZy7O7PpTt
— Wigan Athletic SC (@WiganAthSC) September 9, 2020
“Wow – what can we say? When Victor got in touch to say he wanted to help by donating such a substantial amount, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing – it’s such an incredible gesture,” Molyneux said.
“Victor wanted to make the donation and remain anonymous but we simply had to make sure he gets the recognition he deserves.
“Victor’s contribution has taken us past £650,000 and to within £100,000 of our next target of £750,000.
“We are so thankful to Victor for his support. He is an excellent footballer, a true role model and someone we always enjoyed watching at the DW Stadium – he will always be welcome back here, even more so now!”
Wigan Athletic will always have a special place in my heart.I have so many incredible memories from my time there and the people of Wigan&everyone associated with the club have always been so good to me and my family.We must do all we can to protect the future of this great club. pic.twitter.com/MgWALX35Nh
— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) September 9, 2020
The Chelsea wing-back, 29, starred for Wigan between 2010 and 2012.