Celtic are making a touching gesture for an African schoolboy preparing to have life-changing surgery at Monklands Hospital.

The Hoops are set to welcome Muhammed Cham to Celtic Park as a special guest. According to the Daily Record, the youngster will take in Celtic’s match against St Johnstone at Parkhead on Sunday.

Muhammed, who goes by the name Alieu, has arrived in Scotland from Gambia. The youngster currently attends a school for the deaf back home, after being born with no external ears.

It’s therefore hopeful that the life-changing surgery will help Alieu to hear for the first time.

Alieu will experience Celtic Park for the first time (Clive Brunskill /Allsport)

The good work in getting this operation into place has been done by Project Gambia: People Feeding People. The charity is a Lanarkshire-based project, and they’ve been strongly working to get this surgery scheduled.

Project Gambia head Paul Lafferty said in the Record how proud he was of the operation.

“We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this impossible venture possible, including all those people who played such an important role in ensuring the completion and granting of Alieu’s visa application as well as all those amazing people who are providing this brilliant medical support.

“Despite, the challenges in his life Alieu is someone who tries hard to do the things any other litte boy would do.

“He loves football and to visit Celtic Park will be the icing on the cake for Alieu and I am sure an experience he will never forget.

A big day for Alieu

It’s sure to be a memorable occasion for the youngster ahead of his big operation. Celtic are on the quest for a treble-treble bid, and the crowd is sure to be a good one.

Parkhead has underwent some redevelopments in recent years (Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Hoops will make him a special guest for the occasion – something that is therefore sure to make his day.

Alieu has also worn the Hoops in the past. An old away strip was donated to him through charity, and he can subsequently be seen proudly sporting it on the Record’s piece.

Here’s hoping Alieu has a terrific day like the rest of us on Sunday. Celtic will undoubtedly make sure of it.

All of us at 67HailHail also wish Alieu all the very best for his upcoming surgery.

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