Found June 27, 2013 on Afrikan Soccer:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
World best footballer, Lionel Messi The World’s best footballer Lionel Messi will visit Senegal on Thursday to help Qatar’s Aspire Academy’s anti-malaria campaign. The Argentina captain will help distribute mosquito nets to locals in a bid to reduce malaria outbreaks in the area. He will also be attending the official launch of the Soccer for Health world programme that will kick-off in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. In a chat with media Messi said: “I know my trip to Senegal will be difficult because I will see the suffering that malaria causes, but I know that we have a great chance to use the power of football to help save lives. “Every 90 minutes 180 children die from this horrible disease in Africa, but almost all of these can be avoided by using bed nets. “Football Combating Malaria is a very special project to me because I know it will help save thousands of young lives, and I’m delighted to be involved and throw my support behind it.” The mosquito nets, which wi...
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