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Bet9ja Renews Sponsorship Of Deaf Football Championship – NDFA Director

By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

Nigeria FlagLagos – Banjo Kamiludeen, Technical Director, Nigeria Deaf Football Association (NDFA) on Thursday expressed delight at the decision of Bet9ja, a Nigeria-based sports betting company, to sponsor the abandoned National Deaf Challenge Cup.

Kamiludeen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the championship was last held in 2010 due to inability of NDFA to secure sponsors.

Read more: http://sundiatapost.com/2017/10/19/bet9ja-renews-sponsorship-of-deaf-football-championship-ndfa-director/

Source: Sundiata Post

Women’s soccer celebrates Deaf Night with ASL community

By Rishabh Krishan

Boston UniversityOn the night of the Boston University women’s soccer game against Harvard University Wednesday, the team collaborated with the BU American Sign Language community to host Deaf Night, inviting the community to a night of free food, school spirit and competitive soccer.

The BU Deaf studies department collaborated with BU Athletics for the first time in February, said Deaf studies professor Bruce Bucci via an interpreter. Working in tandem with the women’s basketball team, the Deaf community put together the American Sign Language Night.

Read more: http://dailyfreepress.com/2017/10/12/womens-soccer-celebrates-deaf-night-asl-community/

Source: The Daily Free Press

Wellingborough football star in fundraising bid after horrendous injury

By Sam Wildman

Great Britain Deaf FootballA deaf football star from Wellingborough is hoping to raise money for treatment after a horror injury which has left her ‘distraught’ and possibly unable to play again.

Claire Stancliffe, a three-time Deaflympian and World Cup bronze medallist, suffered a complete anterior cruciate ligament tear as well as other injuries at the Deaflympics eight weeks ago.

Read more: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/wellingborough-football-star-in-fundraising-bid-after-horrendous-injury-1-8177240

Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

Mia White named Liberty League Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week

By Steve Jaynes

RITROCHESTER, NY -- Sophomore Mia White (Littleton, CO/Rocky Mountain Deaf School) of the RIT women's soccer team was named the Liberty League Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday, for the week ending Sept. 17, 2017. It is White's first weekly honor.

Read more: http://ritathletics.com/news/2017/9/18/white-named-liberty-league-womens-soccer-offensive-performer-of-the-week.aspx

Source: RIT Athletics

Gazzar: From world’s best deaf soccer player to street vendor in Giza

By Al-Masry Al-Youm

Tariq Ahmed Ali was ranked the worlds best deaf soccer player in 2016, even appearing on a billboard for a mobile phone company service, yet despite the acclaim Tariq Ahmed Ali, also known as Tariq al-Gazzar, is now working as a street vendor selling fruits to pedestrians in Giza Square.

Gazzar, 32, holds a certificate of technical education from his hometown Assiut, where he began his career playing in the street.

Read more: http://www.egyptindependent.com/gazzar-from-worlds-best-deaf-soccer-player-to-street-vendor-in-giza/

Source: Egypt Independent

Hot-shot Clarke back for Pershore before USA exit

Pershore Town FCPERSHORE Town will have to make the most of the unexpected return of last season’s top scorer Jamie Clarke before he jets off to the US.

Manager Quentin Townsend had not planned for the presence of Clarke, who netted 18 goals last season, in his squad as the striker prepares for a new life in Miami.

But Clarke, fresh from playing in the Deaflympics, told Townsend he wanted to play and he has already netted in Town’s opening two games of the season.

Read more: https://eveshamobserver.co.uk/sport/hot-shot-clarke-back-for-pershore-before-usa-exit/

Source: Evesham Observer

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