Footballer David Beckham has arrived in Kathmandu on Friday morning. David is going to play football a match at Taumadi in Bhaktapur with children as a part of a funding campaign for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The scheduled is also set to meet the local children and students of Bhaktapur-based Padmodaya Higher Secondary School. Earlier, David played a charity match at Papua New Guinea before arriving in Kathmandu.
Besides Nepal and PNG, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and LA Galaxy star is also hosting charity matches at Buenos Aires, Djibouti, Miami and Antarctica and finally at Old Trafford, the home of English football giants Manchester United, during a world tour to benefit UNICEF.
The last of the match that will be played at Old Trafford will see Beckham’s Great British XI against Zinedine Zidane’s Rest of the World team. Beckham, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, launched his own fund for the charity earlier this year, naming it ‘7’. The former England captain will be accompanied by a film crew making a 90-minute documentary.