Eritrea National Football Team
The Soccer-Star Refugees of Eritrea - The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Around eleven o'clock on the night of October 10, 2015, Samson Arefaine learned that he had been selected to play on the national soccer team of Eritrea, a sliver of a nation in the Horn of Africa. For two months, he had been in a training camp in the ...
Belgian soccer club levels playing field for refugees - POLITICO.eu
He coaches one of the Kraainem club's youth teams and has played there since childhood. Kraainem is one of Belgium's wealthiest areas, but the club is also one of the most diverse in the world — its 300 players represent 40 nationalities. This base ...and more »
Eritrea's soccer team defects … again - Washington Post
Ten members of Eritrea's national soccer team are reported to be seeking asylum in Botswana, where the team had traveled this week to play a World Cup qualifying game. According to Reuters, the players had refused to board their flight home Wednesday ...
For Eritreans, Soccer Is Another Way Out - OZY
Team members of the country's national soccer team have escaped their handlers in 2007, 2009 and 2012. This time, teammates left after an away game in Botswana last year, with team member Samson Arefaine having planned the escape for years. Why do ...
Eritrea Football Association Info & Statistics
||Founded: 1996, Affiliated: 1998
||Jerseys: Blue, Shorts:Red, Stockings:Green