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Mehdi Benatia and the Sick Player with leukemia


Benatia Offers a Wonderful Human Gesture Towards a Sick Player

Moroccan star and Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia expressed his support for an emerging player in Italy after he was diagnosed with leukemia, in a wonderful human gesture.

The Italian Football community received a sad news, after Andrea, 15-year-old Lucento player from Torino, was diagnosed with Cancer.

Italian football stars have been backing Andrea, led by Mehdi Benatia, who has posted a video calling on Andrea to challenge the disease.

The Lucento club shared a video of Benatia from his Facebook page, said: “Andrea, I am Pena (Benatia’s nickname), good luck, my brother in your battle, do not give up and resist.”

Benatia has joined in a campaign to support Andrea, with a number of most prominent stars, such as Antonio Conte, coach of Juventus, who posted another video to support Andrea, as well as Radja Nainggolan former Roma star and Inter Milan.

“Hello, Andrea, I know you are facing a difficult challenge, but I am sure you will pass the test as soon as possible, your friends are waiting for you,” Conte said in his message.

The campaign began through Andrea’s mother, friends, and teammates, who wanted to raise his morale and attract support from football stars.



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