is lending his support to the global effortto stop the spread of Ebola
.As part of his role as aUnicef ambassador
, the former England footballer is due to star in a video about ways to control the epidemic.In the video, which will bebroadcast across West Africa
, the 39-year-old father-of-four will stress how important cleanliness and hygiene are to preventing the spread of the virus.
"To have David Beckham involved in this campaign is massive for us and we are so grateful to him," David, pictured in 2009, visiting Cape Town with Unicef
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen told theSun
. "In Sierra Leone football is a religion."All men, women and children follow a player or a team from the Premier League but David Beckham is the favourite."Our country andthe whole of West Africa is facing a terrible plight
," she added. "Andthe numbers who are dying are incredible