Raheem Sterling devoted some of his valuable vacation time on the island to his hometown of Maverley over the weekend.
The Liverpool and England international football star organised a neighbourhood family fun day which included a four-a-side football competition.
Several youngsters were given the rare opportunity to have their tackles evaded by a superstar in global football.
According to a report by Loop News, it was a picture of fun and excitement. Scores of spectators enjoyed football on a multi-purpose hard court and children played in bounce-a-bouts and on slides.
All that mixed with the harsh realities of the environment as army vehicles monitored the proceedings.
Sterling appeared to be just a regular kid in the neighbourhood as he sat on the tail-end of a vehicle, chatting with a group of friends.
He was soon cheering on “Team Sterling” before making a cameo appearance, giving youth in the community the amazing experience of having a kick-a-bout with an international football star.
Sterling’s friend Lamar Jordan stated:
“We guys just came here to organise the community because we have heard there is a lot of violence, so we just came back to bring the kids and the people together. To be honest, Raheem really loves the people here…he takes care of them, gives them what he has.”
Sterling also said the event was one of several he had organised to give back to his community.
Source: Loop Jamaica
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