Amsak Charity Auction takes place in Dubai

Amsak charity auction was held in Dubai in partnership with a number of global football stars to support orphans around the world. The event, organised by the Amsak International Foundation, chaired by football star Mamadou Sakho in association with Dubai Sports Council and Noor Dubai Foundation, saw a collection of personal items and football players’ T-shirts up for auction.

The auction, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, was attended by Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, Samuel Eto’o, President of the Cameroon Football Federation, and Mamadou Sakho.

The auction was attended by international football stars including French football star Blaise Matuidi, former Morocco player Mehdi Bin Atia, former Arsenal and Manchester City star Bakary Sanya, Bosnian footballer Miralem Pjanic, French footballer Bafetimbi Gomis and former France player Patrice Evra. 

Among the items in the auction was the jersey of French football star Karim Benzema, who was named World Player of the Year 2022. The shirt, signed by the player, sold for $35,000.

Also up for auction were French footballer Thierry Henry’s Arsenal jersey, which sold for $23,000; Kylian Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) jersey, which sold for $22,000, and Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi’s PSG jersey, which sold for $17,000. Also auctioned at the event were the jersey of Brazilian footballer Neymar for $12,000, the jersey of Algerian player Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City for $7,000, the shoes and jersey of Senegalese footballer Sadio Mane for $6,500 and other items.

The event concluded with a benefit concert featuring Moroccan singer Saad Al Majrad and world champion freestyle footballer Sian Garnier, who performed with a ball signed by several world-renowned football stars and then sold for $10,000. The initiative has previously held a charity football match involving a number of footballers.

The initiative aims to support orphans in Senegal by creating educational facilities, sports centres and training grounds.

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