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Somalia's deaf footballers create their own league

A group of deaf football players in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, have set up their own league after being blocked from joining existing teams.

The teams have been playing since 2010, and have been steadily gathering support.

They hope to eventually be recognised by Somalia's football federation.

BBC News Somali TV went to see them in action.

Video journalists: Alinur Hassan and Mohamud Abdisamad

View video: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-44968902/somalia-s-deaf-footballers-create-their-own-league

Source: BBC News

Born deaf and a goal scorer. Boise native is on track to play for national team

By Michael Lycklama

2018 Braden Anderson
Braden Anderson turns and looks for space against CGA Academy of Idaho Falls in the U-16 boys Idaho State Cup championship match Monday at the Simplot Sports Complex.
Katherine Jones kjones@Idaho Statesman

Braden Anderson posed for photos Monday like hundreds of other players at the Idaho State Cup, holding his team’s state title trophy aloft for friends and family and throwing in an extra bicep flex or two for the camera.

He’s just like every member of the Boise Nationals U-16 boys team, grinning from ear to ear after rallying to beat CGA Academy of Idaho Falls 1-1 (5-4 on penalty kicks) for the state title. Except for two differences.

Read more & view video: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/high-school/article211705869.html

Source: Idaho Statesman

Photo credit - Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman

US Deaf Soccer announces election results

US Deaf SoccerThe United States Deaf Soccer made an announcement yesterday that the elections for officer and board positions have been reviewed and certified via Twitter and e-mail.

All elected officers and board members will start their term on June 1, 2018 and will run for three years. Results of election can be seen below.

2018 US Deaf Soccer Election Results

History made as Saffron Walden host England Deaf's football team's first ever home game

By Tim Street

2018 Tommy Jackson EDF
Goal! Tommy Jackson scores Englands third goal.

Saffron Walden Town hosted the first ever home match played by the England Deaf football team on Sunday.

And Catons Lane proved to be a happy hunting ground for the international side as they beat the Czech Republic deaf team 4-1.

The match was the centrepiece of Saffron Walden’s annual REAL Ethan Linwood Fun Day, played in honour of a local boy who tragically died in a car crash six years ago.

Read more: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/history-made-saffron-walden-host-14601900

Source: Cambridge News

Photo credit - Cambridge News

Iran soccer team beats Saudi Arabia in Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships

2018 Iran Soccer Asia Champs
The Iran men's national deaf soccer team.

The Iran men's national deaf soccer team has clinched a narrow victory against Saudi Arabia in the group stage of the fourth edition of Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships in South Korea.

The Iranian sportsmen exhibited acceptable skills throughout the game, which was played at the Changwon Center Stadium in South Korea’s southeastern city of Changwon, on Sunday and snatched a 1-0 win, presstv.com wrote.

Read more: http://www.iran-daily.com/News/214248.html

Source: Iran Daily

Photo credit - Iran Daily

Game changer: Bison soccer players help train deaf middle school student

By Kevin Wallevand

2018 Batijar Arifi
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A group of NDSU athletes has turned out to be the game changer for an aspiring soccer player who attends Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.

The 8th grader loves the game, but his career has been stalled.

The reason? Local soccer clubs won't pay for an interpreter for the 14-year old, who is deaf.

Read more & view video: https://www.wday.com/news/4437595-game-changer-bison-soccer-players-help-train-deaf-middle-school-student

Source: WDAY 6

Photo credit - WDAY 6

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