Former England captain, David Beckham is set to lead a campaign to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa according to a report on Mailonline.com.
As part of his role as a Unicef ambassador, the ex-Manchester United midfielder will appear in a video which highlights ways to prevent the spread of the virus and will be broadcast across West Africa.
He will explain how cleanliness is crucial in controlling the epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as the death toll rises to 4,033.
His role in the outbreak was revealed by Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen to the Sun on Sunday.
She said: ‘To have David Beckham involved in this campaign is massive for us and we are so grateful to him. In Sierra Leone football is a religion.
‘All men, women and children follow a player or a team from the Premier League but David Beckham is the favourite.’
Mrs Johansen added: ‘Out country and the whole of West Africa is facing a terrible plight and the numbers who are dying are incredible.’
The football star visited Makeni in Sierra Leone in 2008 – one of the areas worst affected by the virus. Many of the victims in the town have been young children.
Beckham also met with players from Mrs Johansen’s football club – FC Johansen – based in the capital Freetown during the visit.