Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Nigeria’s Deaf Eagles lift WADFU tourney 4th trophy

The Nigeria national deaf football team, Deaf Eagles, have won the 7th West Africa Deaf Football UnionTournament to lift the trophy for the fourth time.

The team’s Head Coach, Kamiludeen Banjo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Mali that the country defeated hosts, Mali, 2- 1 in the final.

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Source: The Eagle Online

Campbell junior gets deaf national team invitation

By Alex Hall

US Deaf SoccerCaitlyn Rossi has told Campbell of Litchfield girls' soccer coach Gary Karibian if she ever does not follow an instruction he gives her, it is because she did not hear him.

Rossi, a junior midfielder/defender, is hearing impaired. She has difficulty hearing her coaches when they shout instructions from the sidelines during games.

"When she's on the field she cannot hear what's going on around her - the coaching in the background and the noise - unless you really scream to her," Rossi's dad, Jason, said.

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Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

Deaf soccer player aims at being Japanese Leaguer

Nishi Daisuke, 18, who is Deaf, has joined Verusupa Oita, a soccer team belonging to the Japanese Football League this season. (photo: center)

Since unable to hear around during a game, he remembers movements and ways of teammates to make up. Nishi has practiced hard aiming at play in the League.

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Source: Topics on Deaf Japan

Sunderland Deaf AFC team on the spot to win EDF League title

By Paul Neesham

Sunderland Deaf AFCSunderland Deaf AFC are celebrating being crowned champions of the England Deaf Football League - after winning a penalty shoot-out.

Sunderland became the only team to with the league title three times in a row since its formation 15 years ago.

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Source: Sunderland Echo

Int'l Deaf Soccer Competition Held in Zhanjiang

By Candy Liao

Deaf International Football AssociationA five-a-side indoor futsal soccer tournament for deaf athletes was held at Lingnan Normal University in Zhanjiang from April 16 to 19, with teams competing from China, Russia, Japan, and Thailand.

It was the first time such an event has been held in the Guangdong city, sponsored by the Deaf International Football Association (DIFA).

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Source: Women of China

Welsh international Joe Allen's brother Harry from Droitwich to play for Great Britain in Deaflympics football

Great Britain Deaf FootballA FATHER of two from Droitwich Spa will be representing Great Britain at the Deaflympics in Turkey.

Harry Allen, who works for Ormerod Rutter Chartered Accountants in the town, has been selected for the men’s football squad to compete in Samsun in July.

Senior accountant Allen, 28, is no stranger to international football having taken part in the 2009 event in Taiwan.

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Source: Worcester News

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