Northmead Assemblies of God overseer Bishop, Dr Joshua Banda yesterday announced the auction sale of Barcelona Super Striker Leonel Messi’s jersey to be held on October 27, 2017 at a special gala dinner in Lusaka.

Bishop Banda said President Edgar Lungu had been invited to grace the occasion that will raise money for the construction of the National House of Prayer.

He said some former Bercolona players had surrendered three key items which would be auction.

“One of the things that we are praying for is the quick construction of the National House of Prayer. With permission from the President, I would like to make a special announcement and we would like to ask as many Zambians to participate …on October 27, we will hold a special gala dinner to raise money for the construction of the House of Prayer. One of the items which will be auctioned by the President is the official jersey for Messi. The official number 10 jersey with his signature is in our hands, and we will be auctioning it that day. said Bishop Banda.

“We are asking you after praying to participate K2,500 and tickets available all round at compu-tickets. With the support of FAZ and others, we hope we will be able to host under-20 from Barcelona in December playing the under-20 Zambia. Citizens should give us a push so that we can continue to raise resources for the speedy construction of the national house of prayer in addition to other resources.”