Soccer: Napoli 'adopts' Afghan children's team

Italian peacekeepers deliver team jerseys to kids

(ANSA) - Naples, March 4 - Napoli has 'adopted' a children's soccer team in the Afghan city of Herat, the team announced Wednesday.
    President Aurelio De Laurentiis championed the idea, and Italian peacekeepers stationed in Herat delivered team jerseys along with other memorabilia to the children.
    "Soccer and Napoli can provide a bit of joy and confidence to Italian soldiers in Afghanistan and to its people, who are in search for peace," De Laurentiis said in a message.
    Italy heads up a NATO-led peacekeeping force made up of Albanian, American, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Ukrainian troops.
   

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