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Zakai Vaknin, from Spixworth in Norfolk - sticker mission
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Sticker mission for footie fan

Zakai Vaknin, from Spixworth in Norfolk with Harry Kane on his sticker mission (photos above: Zakai Vaknin)

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    A nine-year-old schoolboy is on a mission to get 500 packets of Panini football stickers signed by every single player in the Premier League.

    Zakai Vaknin, from Spixworth in Norfolk, has been buying stickers since December last year with the hope of getting them all signed by the league’s famous footballers.

    The kind-hearted footie fan doesn’t intend to keep them though! He’s actually collecting them all to auction off and raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

    Zakai, who is a huge fan of Tottenham Hotspur, decided he wanted to help the famous hospital because of the treatment it’s been able to give his friend Charlie Grimes, who has cerebral palsy.

    Eleven teams have already signed Zakai’s cards, with the schoolboy counting players Harry Kane (pictured above) and Son Heung-min among his proudest autographs. He now hopes to continue his mission until he makes it a full house!


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