Afghan child with makeshift Lionel Messi jersey will meet his hero

A young boy in Afghanistan became a media sensation after photographs of his makeshift football jersey, made out of a plastic bag, went viral on the Internet. Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi had been asking his family for a team jersey of his favourite football player, Barcelonas Lionel Messi, for some time. But his father, Arif Ahmadi, said such a present was outside the means for the family living in rural Ghazni province. So Murtaza and his siblings made their own. Feb 1, 2016