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Murtaza receives signed soccer jerseys and ball donated by Lionel Messi at UNICEF Afghanistan Office in Kabul

© UNICEF Afghanistan/2016/Mahdy Mehraeen
Murtaza proudly shows off his new signed jerseys and a football he received from UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi.

KABUL, 25 February 2016 - Five year old Murtaza Ahmadi, an Afghan boy whose photo went viral after he was pictured wearing an Argentine National Team soccer jersey made from a plastic bag with ‘Messi’ and the number ’10’ penned on the back, today received a special package sent by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lionel Messi.

The package, given to Murtaza at the UNICEF Afghanistan Office in Kabul, contained two of Messi’s teams’ soccer jerseys - the Argentine National Team and FC Barcelona - and a ball, to symbolise a child’s right to play. The items were signed by Messi himself.


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