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The Afghan child refugee who met Muhammad Ali

 INSP 06 August 2019

Just five years ago, 20-year old Matiullah Haidar was dropped on the streets of London by a people smuggler. A terrified, teenage boy from an Afghan mountain village, he was alone and had nowhere to go. Last month, Muhammad Ali and David Beckham presented him with the ‘Beyond Sport Award’ for young people, for his tremendous efforts to help fellow refugees through playing cricket. (1327 Words) - By Danielle Batist

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At the Beyond Sport Summit held last month in London, Muhammad Ali and David Beckham presented 20-year old Matiullah Haidar (L) - a refugee from Afghanistan - with the ‘Beyond Sport Award’ for young people, for his tremendous efforts to help fellow refugees through playing cricket.Photo: Benchmark Sport

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Matiullah Haidar with his Generation Ali leadership award at the Beyond Sport Summit in London, 25 July 2019.Photo: Beyond Sport

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At the Beyond Sport Summit held last month in London, Muhammad Ali and David Beckham presented 20-year old Matiullah Haidar (L) - a refugee from Afghanistan - with the ‘Beyond Sport Award’ for young people, for his tremendous efforts to help fellow refugees through playing cricket.Photo: Benchmark Sport

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At the Beyond Sport Summit held last month in London, Muhammad Ali and David Beckham presented 20-year old Matiullah Haidar (L) - a refugee from Afghanistan - with the ‘Beyond Sport Award’ for young people, for his tremendous efforts to help fellow refugees through playing cricket.Photo: Benchmark Sport


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