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Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 1:28pm On Jan 10, 2018
Youths who were displaced from their communities in Northen Borno and now finding their way back following relative calm, recently concluded a four-month football tournament.
The tournament was organised by the Army 8 Task Force Division in Monguno, with hopes that it will keep the young men positively engaged, motivated and unavailable for recruitment into terror/criminal gangs in the region. It would also serve as a form of therapy, to help them get over traumatising experiences, and return fun to their lives, as well as promoted civil-military cooperation in the counter-insurgency campaign.
I'm no football fan, but from what I witnessed in Monguno, the zeal in their practice, the interest shown, the thousands who came out to watch, some even climbing trees to catch a glimpse, well, football is indeed an amazing sport!
(P.S. The Chief of Army staff witnessed the finals when he visited the Division on an operational tour.)
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Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by marooh: 1:29pm On Jan 10, 2018
What?[s][/s]
Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 1:36pm On Jan 10, 2018
1. COAS Kicks off Match

2. Crowd at The Match

3. People Climb trees to Watch

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 2:38pm On Jan 10, 2018
1. Rough Play

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 2:40pm On Jan 10, 2018
Im a bit confused at what this means !!! cheesy

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 2:48pm On Jan 10, 2018
Up for grabs, Four trophies

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 2:55pm On Jan 10, 2018
Joining the team during practice.
Player, Mohammed Hassan, says he had to flee to Maiduguri with his family during the crisis. He lost three close friends

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by Torkwase1(f): 2:58pm On Jan 10, 2018
Baba Husseini, Ajari FC Coach. He says they're encouraging the youths in Monguno to go into sports, or go to school, or start business to help their community recover.

Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by lacruz12(m): 5:54pm On Jan 10, 2018
Good concept

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Re: Football 'therapy' For Boko-haram Victims (pictures) by AK6464(m): 3:00am On Oct 31, 2018
Ok

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