David Beckham departs PNG

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and international soccer legend David Beckham departed Papua New Guinea this afternoon.

Beckham flew out of Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province in his private jet after spending 24 hours in the province.

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko confirmed that the soccer star flew out at 2:30pm to Nepal after a successful stay in PNG.

While in Mt Hagen, he spent a night at the Highlander Hotel and visited the Mt Hagen Hospital.

The PNG Under 20 women team was fortunate to meet the star while many fans throughout the country showed their frustration on social media of not getting to meet him while he was in the country.

Tkatchenko presented a gift to Beckham from Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on behalf of the people of PNG for choosing PNG as his first stop.

Beckham was in the country to film a 90-minute documentary film “David Beckham: For the Love of the Game,” which has been commissioned by the BBC. The film will see Beckham play soccer in seven continents. 

His next stop is Nepal, then he will travel to Buenos Aires, the desert plains of Djibouti, the snowy Antarctica and the US city of Miami to continue filming where he will play soccer with local people and learn about their lives.

Picture by Hon,Justin Tkatchenko Facebook Page

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