African stars including Kalidou Koulibaly, Sofiane Feghouli and Demba Ba have condemned Friday's attack in two mosques situated in Christchurch, New Zealand.
According to reports, Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque were stormed by a gunman who shot at people gathering for Friday prayer.
The report further stated that 49 people have been confirmed dead with more than 40 injured undergoing treatment at Christchurch hospital.
In reaction to the 'act of terrorism', players and ex-football stars in the continent paid tributes to New Zealanders with prayers for victims.
What happened in New Zealand is a pure act of terrorism. Should be called as is, should be punished as is. May Allah grant jannah to all victims. AMEEN— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) March 15, 2019
Choqué par ce terrible attentat en Nouvelle-Zélande. Il n’y a pas de mot assez fort pour dénoncer cet acte… Toutes mes pensées aux victimes et condoléances à leur famille, prions pour eux 😪🙏🏾 #PrayForNewZealand— Momo Sissoko (@sissokomomo) March 15, 2019
Solidarité et prière pour les familles de ma communauté musulmanes en Nouvelle Zélande— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) March 15, 2019
Solidarietà e preghiera per le famiglie della comunità musulmana in Nuova Zelanda
Solidarity and prayer for the families of my Muslim community in New Zealand
🤲🏿 🙏🏾#nototerrorism #loveislam