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Fleeing African soccer stars show Aussie colours

THE bright lights of professional soccer seemed a world away for Mehari Tesema and Samuel Tesfagabr as they spent eight months in a cramped Kenyan refugee camp, surrounded by disease and poverty.Tesema, Tesfagabr and nine of their Eritrean teammates had fled from team officials while playing in an international tournament in 2009 in a bid to escape the dictatorship in their homeland. After hiding for 10 days in Nairobi, the group moved to a refugee camp 800km from the capital with thousands of asylum seekers from across Africa. “That was the worst place,” Tesema, now 28, recalls. “There was no lights, no electricity and just a little bit of food.

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Bafana v Sudan tickets on sale – SPORT24

Tickets for the AFCON 2015 qualifier between South Africa and Sudan at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban are now on sale. the supersport.com website reports.Bafana will host Sudan at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, November 15 (15:00 kick-off). The match will be played in honour of Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who passed away on Sunday, October 26 after he was shot.

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How soccer survived war in Somalia – Minnesota Public Radio News

Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith spent a year following two friends who played for the national soccer team in Somalia.He's working on a documentary that will tell the story of their dream to one day play professionally - in the face of some steep odds.It's a story, in part, about how and why soccer has survived in Somalia even while the country has been at war. Biersmith is just wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.Biersmith joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the Somali national team, the process of filming the documentary and what he learned along the way.

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Algeria beat Malawi, Ethiopia lose to Mali in CAN 2015 qualifiers

Algeria,beat,Malawi,,Ethiopia,lose,to,Mali,in,CAN,2015,qualifiers,Algeria moved closer to qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Malawi in Blantyre Saturday. Defenders scored both goals with Rafik Halliche putting the 'Desert Foxes' ahead on 10 minutes and substitute Djamel Mesbah adding a second in stoppage time.

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