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Class act Zaha steps in to help finance Crystal Palace Ladies

Well done Wilf

Inside Croydon

Off the pitch, as well as on it, it seems, Crystal Palace are increasingly reliant on star player Wilfried Zaha to get them out of a mess.

Class act: Wilfried Zaha

Last night, after 24 hours of less-than-optimal publicity over the club’s treatment of Crystal Palace Ladies’ players, having asked many of them to source their own sponsorship to fund their side’s playing activities, the club announced that their men’s team’s star player had stepped in with a “substantial financial contribution”.

Zaha is the club’s best-paid player, having recently signed a contract which reportedly places him on wages of £130,000 per week.

The 25-year-old, who has played internationally for England and, more recently, for his native Ivory Coast, is known to have made significant and regular donations to charitable causes from his football salary ever since he first signed professional terms at Selhurst Park.

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