Marshall Munetsi receives ‘a special letter’ from the FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino

The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has sent a special letter to France-based Marshall Munetsi, commending both his work ethic on and off the field of play.

Munetsi recently signed a one-year contract extension with Ligue 1 outfit Stade de Reims.

The founder of the Marshall Munetsi Foundation has been doing some commendable charity work in and around Mabvuku, where he grew up.

He has also helped children in his rural area, a development that has caught the eye of the football boss.

A stipulation in the new contract that will keep Munetsi with Reims through June 2027 also provides that the French team will donate €100 to the player’s foundation for each kilometer he runs.

Munetsi, through his Marshall Munetsi Foundation, has paid school fees to underprivileged children at Mabvuku and Donnybrook primary schools.

In a letter by Infantino, which was presented by Regional Director of FIFA’s Member Associations Division for Africa Gelson Fernandes and Zimbabwean Solomon Mudege, who is the Head of FIFA Development Programmes (Africa), he said:

“After signing a new contract, the club and Marshall entered into a special agreement. For each kilometer the midfielder runs during games, the club will donate €100 to the Marshall Munetsi Foundation, which provides access to education for children from underprivileged communities,” said FIFA in a brief statement.

“Fans at the stadium and TV viewers will be able to follow live the number of kilometers run by Marshall. The FIFA President praised ‘…this magnificent initiative for Zimbabwean youth and your exemplary commitment to fight for a better world.'”

The duo of Fernandes and Mudege also presented Munetsi with a ball and shirt, on behalf of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

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