Madonna is teaming up with bosses at Dame Elizabeth Taylor's Aids Foundation for a soccer initiative to raise awareness of the disease in Africa.

The Queen of Pop's Raising Malawi organisation and the late Hollywood legend's charity will join forces with the Grassroot Soccer program, which helps educate youngsters about Hiv prevention and testing through the power of the hugely popular sport.

The Material Girl says, "I'm excited to partner with The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation to expand Grassroot Soccer's Hiv prevention programs in Malawi.

"I'm passionate about education especially and these programs give girls and boys the tools they need to live healthier, more productive lives. Elizabeth Taylor was a role model for many, including myself!

"She devoted a large part of her life to making the world a better place. I know she would be pleased to see her work continue in the fight against Aids."