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Afghan boy gets Messi signed No 10 shirt

Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 05:51 PM
The Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's famous number 10 has finally received the real thing - from the Argentine footballer himself.

BBC Trending helped to locate the child known as "Messi's biggest fan", five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, who comes from the Jaghori District, in the eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

Messi's management team confirmed on Thursday that Murtaza was sent a signed Argentina shirt and football from the Barcelona forward, who has been crowned the world's best player five times.

"I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me," Murtaza said - already perfecting his own goal celebration.

A Ghazni farmer confirmed his son was the boy who captured people's imagination worldwide and added that Murtaza was "extremely happy".

Messi is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) and the agency helped to get the shirt to the boy, posting the picture of Murtaza on its Facebook page.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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