In the US state of Minnesota, the newly established Karen Football Association is aiming to provide a platform to promote the struggles of the ethnic group back in Myanmar, as well as foster a sense of community and identity for future generations in their new home.
"One of my favourite players of all time is actually Australian, Mark Schwarzer,” says Saw Napoleon, goalkeeper for the Karen national football team. “When I was a kid, my dad used to get me the goalkeeper gloves that Schwarzer wore. I probably had about three pairs of them, they were my favourite.”
ALEXI DEMETRIADI | Southeast Asia Globe
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