The indoor football tournament is also intended to network the Africans so that they can share information and experiences among themselves and support each other/ Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

Germany: Group organises football tournament for Africans from Ukraine

A football tournament, staged by a group supporting Africans displaced by the war in Ukraine who are currently in Germany, kicks off on Saturday, 3 December.

The Indoor Soccer tournament is one of the activities currently being implemented by Horizon Resource network under the auspices of the Help for Africans from Ukraine in Germany (HAUG) initiative to support Africans from the war-torn country.

The sports event, which will take place in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich, is intended to cheer up the Africans, most of whom are students whose studies were rudely disrupted by the unfortunate war and are now struggling to continue their education in Germany. The tournament is also intended to network the Africans so that they can share information and experiences among themselves and support each other.

Below are the Venues and Dates of the tournament:

HAMBURG
Venue: Soccer in Hamburg, Kieler Straße 565, 22525 Hamburg
Date: 3 December 2022
Time: 7 – 9pm

COLOGNE
Venue: Soccerworld Köln, Ottostraße 7, 50859 Cologne
Date: 3 December 2022
Time: 4pm – 7pm

BERLIN
Venue: Soccerworld Berlin, Richard-Tauber-Damm 36, 12277 Berlin
Date: 4 December 2022
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm

MUNICH
Venue: SportScheck Allwetteranlage, Münchner Straße 15, 85774 Unterföhring
Date: 4 December 2022
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm

FRANKFURT
Venue: Soccer point, Hahnstraße 75, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Date: 11 December 2022
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm

HAUG has been implementing a series of activities, such as online information sessions on various subject matters of importance to third country nationals from Ukraine, since March. Among other activities of the group are a hotline service, online German language course, Meet&Greet events, which bring Africans from Ukraine and members of the African community together, and support visitations to facilities housing the war refugees.

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HAUG, a voluntary network of African associations and individuals supporting Africans from Ukraine initiated on 15 March 2022, has a Helpline network of volunteers across Germany and runs a WhatsApp group, a Telegram group and a website to regularly share useful information relevant to Africans and others fleeing the war in Ukraine who are presently living in Germany.

Femi Awoniyi

For inquiries about the Indoor Football Tournament contact +491726262838 (WhatsApp). More information about HAUG at https://haug-initiative.com

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