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Pemain Bola Membeli Masjid…

Source: BBC
Malian striker Frederic Kanoute has splashed out more than US$700,000 to buy his own mosque in Spain.
The mosque is located in the Spanish city of Seville, where Kaounte plays his club football for Sevilla.

The privately owned mosque was due to be sold after a contract to use the premises by the local Muslim population had expired.

But Kanoute, one of the finalists for the 2007 BBC African Footballer of the Year award, stepped in to purchase the building.

Most of Seville’s Muslims who will benefit from Kanoute’s gesture are immigrants from north and west Africa.

The Islamic Community of Spain confirmed that a last-minute appeal was made to Kanoute after the mosque had been put up for sale.

“The worshippers at Ponce De Leon are quite diverse but if it had not been for Kanoute then we would not have had a mosque on Fridays, which is the most holy day of the week for Muslims,” a spokesman for the Islamic Community of Spain told the local paper Diario de Sevilla.

The 30-year-old striker has not made any comment on the matter.

But city authorities have confirmed that the property has been registered in Kanoute’s name.

It is estimated that Kanoute has spent almost a year’s salary to buy the mosque.

“We haven’t got anything to say about the matter. It was a property up for sale; it’s in a good area and it’s a normal investment,” added a Sevilla club official.

Kanoute is a devout Muslim, having made a public conversion 10 years ago.

At the start of last season, he controversially taped over the logo of the Sevilla club’s shirt sponsors – internet gaming company 888.com – because he said his religion forbade the promotion of gambling.

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  1. Gem
    April 20, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Frederic Kanoute 700,000USD? Ya Ampyun! Pasti bagus banget. Ajak aku dong.

  2. July 29, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Oh my God, He is the real moslem in the real world.
    Hopefully the others will follow his step.
    Drs.Saddia Naizal Norewan

  3. October 10, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Allah pasti akan membalas 10 kali lipat uang yang di gunakan dan disedekahkan dijalan Allah….amien

  4. Diansyah
    January 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

    gw salut bgt ama
    knoute dia memberikan 1 tahun gaji na
    hanya untuk membeli sebuah masjid terakhir di sevilla
    karena masjid itu akan dijual
    karena takut masjid itu hilang yaa
    akhirnya dia beli

    hmm 700.000 x 10
    huaaaa buanyak bgt 7.000.000

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