Rodger Federer is on a visit to Zambia and has presented the president with a tennis racket, which the Swiss tennis champion then signed at Edgar Lungu’s request.
He arrived in the capital, Lusaka, on Sunday as part of a tour for his charity.
“I am happy to be here. I have a heart for Africa with my mum being South African,” Federer said.
His foundation promotes education and has been working on projects in Africa for 11 years, he added.
The tennis star told President Lungu that he wanted to use sport to improve early childhood education.
It’s not clear if the president can play tennis, but State House does have a tennis court: