FEATURE-KFAWomens

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.

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"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.”

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ALEXI DEMETRIADI | Southeast Asia Globe

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