President Lungu goes for Messi

PRESIDENT Lungu admires jersey number 10 autographed by Barcelona Football Club striker Lionel Messi during the National House of Prayer fundraising gala dinner held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Friday night. PICTURE: EDDIE MWANALEZA/ STATE HOUSE

THE debate about who is greater between arch-rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is an overarching one that seems to govern world football, but at an unlikely event on Friday night, ardent football follower President Lungu seemed to weigh in for the Barcelona and Argentine superstar.

The President bought Messi’s iconic number 10 jersey at a fundraising dinner gala organised to raise money for the House of Prayer at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
Ronaldo’s autographed jersey sold for K30,000 through an auction, while Messi’s sold for K15,000 at the event attended by Real Madrid former president Lorenzo Sanz.

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