Monday, February 1, 2016

Lionel Messi 'wants to do something' for the little Afghan boy with plastic bag jersey

Stories that melt your heart! Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went viral (read story here), Kabul’s football federation said Monday, February 1.

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi idolises Messi but a jersey of his favourite player is beyond the means of his poor family in the volatile province of Ghazni near Kabul.
His elder brother Homayoun, 15, made him the blue-and-white-striped plastic shirt with Messi’s named scrawled in marker pen and posted the photos of Murtaza wearing it on Facebook in mid-January.

Jorge Messi, Lionel’s father, told AFP on Saturday that the footballer was aware of the photos that made waves on social media and "wants to do something" for his young fan.

The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Monday said Messi was keen to meet Murtaza as soon as possible, though no date or venue has so far been finalised.

"Messi has been in communication with the federation to set up a meeting with the young boy," AFF spokesman Sayed Ali Kazemi told AFP.
"We are working to see whether Messi will come to Afghanistan or the five-year-old will travel to Spain or they will meet in a third country."

The Spanish embassy in Kabul told AFP it would do whatever possible to facilitate a meeting in a European destination. Murtaza’s father, a poor farmer in Ghazni’s Jaghori district, said he could not afford to buy him a replica jersey, and that Murtaza only had a punctured ball to play with.

Photos of Murtaza wearing a plastic striped bag with improvised Messi 10 written on it has touched a chord with football fans around the world.

Source: AFP

93 comments:

ify said...

Wow that will be nice of him

JAYZSBOSS said...

Wow.. The power of social media

Linda Boyfriend said...

Ambassadorial messi

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CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Awwww,

Ivy Godspower said...

Wow stories that touch




That's thoughtful of them ahhh buh people are wicked o




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Mz Blacky said...

this has to be the coolest thing i have read this year,

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Good. That's wonderful.

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judith hanrankis said...

Thanks to messi for this, lucky boy now a celeb



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Men of God said...

Hmmm. I wan go sew my own plastic bag. Abi make I sew wooden one?


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Adebayo Charles said...

Messi all the way...No. 1
Good to hear that

freeborn zinalima said...

Nice one the boys people have getting what they need by planning his abducted lol Muslims hmmm.
Messi Becareful with those entity they are created to kill ones you are a Muslims are must be a terrorist even the unborn ones.
This is a plan by there fame'y and it really works.


















#sad indeed

Elixir Ray said...

Awwww!!!

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice of him.

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Daniel Miles said...

Eyaaaah......Datz nice of him


Milez

Davido's driver said...

Same way my oga wants to do for me


Luciana Chinda said...

That will be very nice of him.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Awww

DAUGHTER _ OF _ A _ SOMEBODY... said...

That's good of you messi at least the king of football (ronaldos') footsteps by helping people around the world most especially your fans.










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Juliet Iwuno said...

His dream would come true. I'm happy for him. Linda take note!

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Touching.

obukwelu gloria said...

Nice one messi...

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

THey should make the meeting happen already joor an I sincerely pray that this meeting not only changes the life of this boy but that of his entire family and his destiny forever positively.


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Paul Ocheke said...

Good to know... Double your hustle

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awwww! I pray he gets to meet Lionel Messi.


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Chizy Raky said...

Now this is some good news. Happy for the little boy. It's the start of something new in his life. 2016 will be GREAT for all of us.


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wizzy Moore said...

Wow dats really kul

Black Belle said...

He is super cute gosh

Jolly Smart said...

Eya messi pls help d poor boy

God bless him

OJ said...

Oh my goodness. Meeting Messi the little boy will be the happiest person on earth.

DBANJ CRUSH said...

That wud b kind of him






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Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...From grass to grace#May this change the boy's family condition#

Sampson Ayantoye said...

I said it that day linda that LIONEL Will do something for him,m happy for him

acid man said...

So he is waiting to be told...

sanrock said...

Good move....God bless

igwe Adaobi said...

So sweet of him.

Elektra Ray said...

Touching lives, interesting

OSINANL said...

Very thoughtful of Messi

Dawood Ahmad said...

This news is so interesting! i can't wait to see the little boy meet his hero.

Sena Job said...

Eyyaa

Nj rOCKs Naija said...

Nice




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obiora said...

Trust Nigerians to draw attention from other top footballers after this. Naija be like see my baby with water bottle it gat Makalele on it. Remember the trekking format .

chioma jacinta said...

Lol. * it's well*

Anonymous said...

Very nice...nuel

Lilian Adaku said...

Awww.... So touching.
Linda, congrats for posting comments early today. I guess u listened to my advice and employed someone who would help you with it.







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JOYCHY said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww....................datz so nice of Messi!!!!

Clement Sunday said...

That's a good one

ed DREAMZ said...

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God bless lord messi....
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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Definitely his life wil b different when he meets Messi.

Andy sneh said...

Its a nice gesture.

Olatee said...

Nice 1, I hope it will end there cos I c dis trending soon

Moses Iwux said...

That's so sweet of him




The gods are watching

Lukman said...

If there is any help Messi can render, he should it now before he follows the footstep of his kinsmen! TERRORISM

Lilian Loves Pep Guardiola said...

Very good.

linda's bestie said...

That will be nice of messi.God will continue to bless you

daniela desmond said...

Mess I s just epp this family...the best thing he can do is enroll the boy In a football academy

Anonymous said...

nice @freeborn Zinalima u sound like a sadist pls.......

damba israel said...

As in thank God for social media




My view not urs!!!!

Fadeelah El Rufai said...

Freeborn go get a life! Fool useless son of a Bitch like U.

Pretty face said...

That's great of him

Ele Blessing said...

Eyah

shuga diva said...

So nice of him

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Wow..quite laudable..nice one Leo

ahabike daniel said...

Nice

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Linda NwaGod said...

Wow
So thoughtful of him
Lucky little boy
Am temporary out of service
Pls try again later
Linda dont take note!

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Thank God







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ella john said...

I can sense good things coming their way

signor bobby jay said...

Eyah! Dats good of him

Edem victor said...

Very nice


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ukwumaka theophilus said...

Touching. May his dreams and aspirations come through.







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sam dasilva said...

If only God can empower me,this is my vision.just want to make the less privileged happy.Thanks messi God bless you.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Awww
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Oshios Baba said...

Wow beautiful

Prisca Chijioke said...

Awwwww

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Prisca Chijioke said...

Awwwww

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udeze obumneme said...

Wow.

tosisochukwu said...

He should help the poor boy oh




















































































































































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Olusola Agbaje said...

Yea,cool..and after would have met with d boy finally,many brothers would want to do d same to their younger ones in order to meet Ronaldo,Hazard or Rooney..trust Africans na

junia said...

Engrish lol

samson adele said...

Good

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

I talk am. More Instagram followers for you all

golda awosika said...

I knew something will happen





#*karlishah*

Chidinma Chikata said...

Very touching,this family's life is about to change for the better.God works in wonderful ways.

David Mark said...

Shot to stardom

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Thank God for both. Dreams come true,

Charles Okafor said...

Choi.. So lovely












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frank said...

very touching,after the meeting the boy is getting more than just a ball and Jessy

freeman said...

noted he is sure changing level after the meeting

evy claret said...

God dey

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udeh martha said...

Wow that will be nice of him

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Ade Olasengbe said...

That's a good one!

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