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Five-year-old Mur­taza Ah­madi of Afghanistan had the world buzzing a few weeks ago when he wore a blue­and-white plas­tic bag with Lionel Messi’s Num­ber 10 writ­ten on it.

This week, the young­ster got to wear the real thing – and the shirt was signed by Messi. Who knows, Ah­madi could soon be ply­ing his trade in the best league in the world. For weeks, Tokyo Sexwale has re­fused to step away from the Fifa pres­i­den­tial race, in­sist­ing that he can as­cend to the top post.

On Fri­day, hours be­fore the elec­tions in Zurich, Sexwale threw in the towel. In­stead of em­bar­rass­ing him­self, he should have lis­tened and stepped aside when he was ad­vised to do so.

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