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Ghana Wins First All Africa Tournament

   The latest photos from the BBC

   Match Scores

The first All Africa Amputee Soccer Tournament got underway Friday, February 9, with opening ceremonies and opening matches in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Published reports said s many as 10,000 spectators crowded the National Stadium in Freetown to witness the ground-breaking event.

Teams said to be participating include Sierra Leone, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Tanzania.

Jim Frere, Amputee Football Liaison / Development Officer for Africa, said The tournament is being held with the intention of putting the word "pride" into disabled sport within Africa.

He said the tournament would also demonstrate to sports organizations outside the region that such tournaments can be organized with efficiency and provide a high standard of skill/stamina and spectator entertainment.

The tournament is sponsored by FIFA. Tournament Results to Date
Day 1 - Friday, 9 Feb.
SL (Team A)
3
Ghana
0
SL (Team B)
3
Liberia
0
 
Day 2 - Saturday 10 Feb.
Ghana
3
SL (Team B)
2
SL (Team A)
2
Liberia
0
 
Day 3 - Sunday, 11 Feb.
SL (Team A)
0
SL (Team B)
0
Ghana
4
Liberia
0
 

Amp Soccer Featured in
TV Spot

Ignacio Medrano

Amputee Soccer and American Team Co-Captain Ignacio Medrano are featured in a one-minute Ford Motor Co. TV commercial which debuted throughout the USA during the finals of "American Idol," May 2.

Medrano is one of 2 adaptive community elements in the "Ford Bold" commercial series.

In addition to being included in the 60-second commercial, there's also a possibility that he and our game wi'll be featured in a separate 30-second commercial as well.


Turkey to Host
World Cup in Nov. '07

World Amputee Football Federation Secretary General Dr. Dr Kamil Yazicioglu, has confirmed the 2007 Amputee Soccer World Cup will be held November 8 - 18 in Antalya, Turkey.

Antalya is a Mediterranean resort town on Turkey's southern coast. Details on participating nations will be provided as they become available.

 


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