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Murtaza Ahmedi is now playing in the streets of in Quetta, Pakistan

04, May 2016

Five year-old Afghan soccer fan Murtaza Ahmedi is now playing his favourite sport in the streets of in Quetta, Pakistan after his family sent him away to live with relatives, fearing he may be kidnapped.Murtaza grabbed world headlines last year after being photographed in an shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the team colours of his greatest hero, Argentinian national team Lionel Messi and bearing the player's name and number 10. He became an unlikely internet sensation last year.It was when pictures of Murtaza went viral on social media and the internet, that his family worried gangsters might kidnap him from his home in the central region of Ghazni. Security in the region has been fragile and abductions and kidnappings have been common.

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