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Sudan: First ever women’s football league kicks off in Khartoum with 2-2 draw

Sudan, Khartoum
October 02, 2019 at 03:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sudan's first ever women’s football league kicked off at Khartoum stadium with an inaugural match between the teams Tahadi and Difaa on Monday. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.

"Well this is the first time in Sudan a women's football game is organised and this is proof that there is an improvement in the country, as something like this has never happened. And I hope that Sudan will always support women's football and sports," said Abyssinian football player Ikram Abdelkarim Noumbada.

Sudan is currently being administered by a transitional government of military leaders and a civilian sovereign council who agreed on a power sharing deal to rule for 39 months after Omar Al-Bashir was ousted in a coup on April 11.

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Sudan's first ever women’s football league kicked off at Khartoum stadium with an inaugural match between the teams Tahadi and Difaa on Monday. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.

"Well this is the first time in Sudan a women's football game is organised and this is proof that there is an improvement in the country, as something like this has never happened. And I hope that Sudan will always support women's football and sports," said Abyssinian football player Ikram Abdelkarim Noumbada.

Sudan is currently being administered by a transitional government of military leaders and a civilian sovereign council who agreed on a power sharing deal to rule for 39 months after Omar Al-Bashir was ousted in a coup on April 11.

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