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Marcus Rashford wins Fifa Foundation Award after Man Utd star’s dedicated charity work

MARCUS RASHFORD has won this year’s Fifa Foundation Award for his dedicated charity work.

The Manchester United star, 23, received the prestigious ‘Fair Play’ trophy after successfully lobbying the UK government for free school meals for vulnerable kids.

Rashford also helped raise over £20million and has spent his free time helping Fare Share UK supply food to those most in need.

Fifa presented Rashford with the award at their ’The Best’ ceremony on Thursday night.

They praised him ‘for his outstanding efforts and humanitarian work to combat child poverty’.

Fifa also donated $100,000 to support his cause.

And speaking before he scored twice in United’s thrilling 3-2 win against Sheffield United, Rashford thanked Fifa for giving him the nod.

He said: “I’d just like to say thank you because I know people from other countries, they want to get involved and they want to learn and understand more about it.

“It will have a knock-on effect because things will start to happen in other countries as well.

“I have had messages from other players who play in different leagues and they want to do a similar thing for their country.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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