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Kazakh boy born without legs realises dream with all-time great Maradona03:05

Kazakh boy born without legs realises dream with all-time great Maradona

United Arab Emirates, Fujairah
April 27, 2018 at 07:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona fulfilled the dream of a Kazakh boy Ali Turganbekov, who was born without legs, by inviting the boy to a private training session with him in the United Arab Emirate of Fujairah on Wednesday.Maradona, who coaches the local team Fujairah FC, showed Ali how to perform World Cup-winning headers.The boy’s dream was realised after Maradona spotted Ali’s video message on Instagram, where he said his ambition was to meet the Argentine legend.After a football one-on-one with Ali Turganbekov the legendary player shared some warm words about the boy with his Instagram followers: “I played football with my friend Ali, who came to meet me in Fujairah, UAE. Thank you for your example of resilience, Ali.”The boy’s mother said that football has always been Ali’s long-cherished passion. He likes playing his favourite game with other kids in his backyard and is said to be a goal scoring machine!Ali can boast plenty of other achievements aside from football. For instance, he gained an outstanding result in a professional swimming race. He participated in a swimming championship and left many people shocked when he finished sixth out of the 32 competitors. But his main achievement, as Ali’s mother believes, is his never-ending optimism which literally infects everyone around him. Ali is not used to retreating in the face of challenges. The boy’s mother said that when he was born, the second of four kids, his father and her bet that Ali would become someone who inspires admiration.After meeting his football idol, Ali has set a new goal to reach – he is determined to get to the 2018 World Cup and hopefully meet other living legends of the game. Good luck, Ali!

Kazakh boy born without legs realises dream with all-time great Maradona03:05
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Legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona fulfilled the dream of a Kazakh boy Ali Turganbekov, who was born without legs, by inviting the boy to a private training session with him in the United Arab Emirate of Fujairah on Wednesday.Maradona, who coaches the local team Fujairah FC, showed Ali how to perform World Cup-winning headers.The boy’s dream was realised after Maradona spotted Ali’s video message on Instagram, where he said his ambition was to meet the Argentine legend.After a football one-on-one with Ali Turganbekov the legendary player shared some warm words about the boy with his Instagram followers: “I played football with my friend Ali, who came to meet me in Fujairah, UAE. Thank you for your example of resilience, Ali.”The boy’s mother said that football has always been Ali’s long-cherished passion. He likes playing his favourite game with other kids in his backyard and is said to be a goal scoring machine!Ali can boast plenty of other achievements aside from football. For instance, he gained an outstanding result in a professional swimming race. He participated in a swimming championship and left many people shocked when he finished sixth out of the 32 competitors. But his main achievement, as Ali’s mother believes, is his never-ending optimism which literally infects everyone around him. Ali is not used to retreating in the face of challenges. The boy’s mother said that when he was born, the second of four kids, his father and her bet that Ali would become someone who inspires admiration.After meeting his football idol, Ali has set a new goal to reach – he is determined to get to the 2018 World Cup and hopefully meet other living legends of the game. Good luck, Ali!

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