Pirates export pays 60 school fees

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Marshall Munetsi has decided to give back to his community of Mabvuku in Zimbabwe.

Munetsi, who is now playing his football in France for Stade de Reims, through his Marshall Munetsi Foundation has decided to pay school fees for 60 children in his country of birth.

According to Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald, Munetsi's tough life growing up is what inspired his good deeds.

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"Growing up in Avondale and Mabvuku helped me to realise a lot of things and how hard it was," Munetsi is quoted as saying.

"It's a challenge for kids to get a better education when they can't go to school because of lack of finances.

"It's always good to see the kids happy and see the people in my own community happy as they saw me grow to be the person I am today with help from most of them.

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"Education is key to everything we do in life and when you are educated there are greater chances you will have a better life, and it helps you to make the best decisions in life."

The 23-year-old has made five appearances so far for Reims in the 2019/20 season, managing one assist, and recently earned plaudits for his performance against Neymar in his side's 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

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