Juventus star Paul Pogba has presented a €100,000 UEFA cheque to the International Committee of the Red Cross to help landmine victims in Afghanistan.
EFA and Juventus star Paul Pogba have joined forces in support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) campaign on behalf of landmine victims in Afghanistan.
UEFA’s annual donation – made for the ninth consecutive year – supports the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation programme for landmine victims and other people with disabilities in Afghanistan. The programme includes the provision of artificial limbs, physiotherapy, vocational training and the chance to play and savour the joy of football in the rehabilitation centre’s football team.
Pogba, who made the presentation to the head of the ICRC physical rehabilitation programme in Afghanistan, Dr Alberto Cairo, has given his wholehearted backing to the ICRC’s work, and has talked directly with members of the rehabilitation football team in Kabul, as well as giving an exclusive interview to UEFA.org.
“Sport, and especially football, is incredibly powerful,” added ICRC director-general Yves Daccord. “It helps you rebuild your identity and reconnect with the community. The positive impact of scoring a goal with your new limb is immeasurable. UEFA has been a committed partner in making this happen in Afghanistan for nearly a decade.”