Victor Moses showed a huge gesture to his former club as he donated a “substantial amount” of money to help save the club.
The initiative was set up so fans could have a stake in the club since it became increasingly difficult for the club to get a new owner before the 31st of August deadline set by its administrators.
Caroline Molyneux, Chairperson of the official Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club, said:
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.
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!
Victor Moses joins the likes of Roberto Martinez, the club’s former manager, Recce James and James McClean who have also donated to the club.
The former Super Eagles forward played for the Latics between 2010-2012 and he had 9 goals and 12 assists in 80 appearances.