Living up to his nice-guy reputation, Alphonso Davies has donated essential supplies amid a heatwave in Edmonton, Canada. - © DFL
Living up to his nice-guy reputation, Alphonso Davies has donated essential supplies amid a heatwave in Edmonton, Canada. - © DFL
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Alphonso Davies donates bottled water and other hot-weather essentials during North American heatwave

Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies is doing his bit to help out in his hometown of Edmonton as the Canadian city battles a sizzling heatwave.

Record temperatures have been recorded in parts of western Canada, with heatwave warnings in place until early July in some regions.

Davies, who is back home visiting friends and family in Alberta's capital city ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, has been gathering essential supplies for the local community.

Responding to a plea from a local church and community centre, the 20-year-old has donated bottled water, sun screen and other hot-weather essentials.

Davies has long been in the habit of giving back.

Earlier in 2021, the Canada international helped the Canadian Government launch their Together for Learning campaign, before connecting with three young refugees in Liberia, Canada and Germany, in a video launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

He subsequently became the first footballer in history to be named a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

It's a cause close to his heart.

Davies' family left Liberia for Ghana as refugees before emigrating to Canada when the player was five years old, eventually settling in Edmonton.

After an historic spell at Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, Davies joined Bayern in January 2019 and has since blossomed into one of the most exciting young players in Europe's top five leagues.

A sextuple winner in 2020, he helped the record champions claim their ninth successive Bundesliga title in 2020/21, before playing an integral role in Canada advancing to the CONCACAF 2022 World Cup qualifying final round in June.

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Canada begin their Gold Cup campaign on 11 July, before Davies returns to Germany for the start of the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign - his third full season in German football.