Soccer legend David Beckham in Mt Hagen

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and international soccer legend David Beckham arrived at Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea this afternoon.

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko is in Mt Hagen and welcomed the soccer legend at the airport on behalf of the Government.

Beckham will mark 10 years working with UNICEF by playing seven football matches across seven continents to raise more money for the charity.

Due to security reasons, his travel details were not issued to the media and the public.

His official program states that he will be visiting the Alai and Mindip Tribes in the province to promote a soccer match called "Tribe Vs Tribe".

Beckham will star in 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.

He will then travel to the foothills of Nepal, the streets of Buenos Aires, the desert plains of Djibouti, Antarctica and Miami to continue filming where he will play soccer with local people and learn about their lives.

Picture by Hon Justin Tkatchenko MP Facebook page

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