Darfur United Men’s Soccer Team

The Darfur United Men’s Team began in 2012 and as a joint effort between the refugee community, iACT, the UN Refugee Agency and soccer fans. That year, the soccer team scored the Darfur community’s first international goal at Viva World Cup in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Since then, the team has been a vehicle for global awareness and a vehicle for hope and pride for the Darfur community.

This movement has brought hope and joy to the displaced people of Darfur. Darfur United has successfully inspired the Darfur people, fostered unity and cohesion among Darfuri tribes dispersed between the camps, and served as a microphone for an often voiceless and powerless community. The 2014 ConIFA World Football Cup in Sweden gave stage for the players to share their story and advocate for themselves, as the tournament reached 300 million people across 61 countries through TV, radio, and newspaper coverage and live reporting. Darfur United is a co-host of the World Unity Cup 2016 in London.

ROSTER

Mahamat Adam Abdallah

Mahamat Adam Abdallah

Forward

A returning player from the 2012 DU team, Mahamat’s nickname is Cristiano and he is all action. He’s a tough attacking central midfielder and forward who pushes the pace from the first to last whistle. He is not afraid to do the laborious running and tackling for the benefit of his teammates.

Abdelrazik Haroun Ibrahim

Abdelrazik Haroun Ibrahim

Forward

Abdelrazik is solid on the ball and plays well with teammates Saleh and Youssouf. He communicates well and can also play in the middle of field where his quick pace and endurance will be dangerous on the counter attack.

Youssouf Mahamat Abdallah

Youssouf Mahamat Abdallah

Forward

A mountain of a man at the back for Darfur United! Youssef reads the game very well and uses his physical supremacy to win the ball and then distribute it with great poise and accuracy.

Abdelbassid Oumar Souleyman

Abdelbassid Oumar Souleyman

Forward

Abdelbassid is a solid leader with a wise head on his shoulders! He occupies the role of holding midfielder, though also possesses the versatility to fulfill a number of roles. He keeps things simple and organized, sometimes the hardest thing to do!

Ismail Abdraman Ibrahim

Ismail Abdraman Ibrahim

Forward

Ismail “the Comedian” Abdraman is a leader who works hard for his teammates. He motivates and encourages, and he defends with pride and shoots the ball with a purpose.

Saddam Hissein Dine

Saddam Hissein Dine

Forward

Left footed lightning! Saddam has tremendous pace and an engine to match. He’s attack minded and positive. Saddam always entertains in every game and never misses an opportunity to get forward. He’s also very entertaining off the field and is a great dancer!

Mahamat Mahamoud Annour

Mahamat Mahamoud Annour

Forward

A quick and intelligent left footer, Mahamat, takes every opportunity to get forward and support the attack. He possesses a great left foot and can produce lethal crosses into the box.

Moubarak Abdallah Ahmat

Moubarak Abdallah Ahmat

Forward

A leader on and off the field, Muobarak provides a tremendous outlet for the Darfur United team. He is built in the style of an old fashioned yet industrious wing player who likes to get down the line to deliver crosses and link play.

Bichara Khalil Abderaman

Bichara Khalil Abderaman

Defense

Bichara brings height to the Darfur United team, but also laughter and encouragement. As a defender he anticipates where his opponent plans to go and meets him with strength.

Abdelhamid Mahamat Djouma

Abdelhamid Mahamat Djouma

Goalie

Another strong and elegant player who can provide the team with a number of options due to his versatility. Strong in possession and excellent with both feet, Khamis can occupy a number of positions and will be a critical performer for the team.

Moubarak Khamis Ahmat

Moubarak Khamis Ahmat

Forward

Another strong and elegant player who can provide the team with a number of options due to his versatility. Strong in possession and excellent with both feet, Khamis can occupy a number of positions and will be a critical performer for the team.