Immigrant football competition kicks off in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/17
By: William Yen

2019 Taiwan Cup Taiwan Immigrants Football Competition opening

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) A friendly immigrant football competition between eight teams comprised of migrant players was launched in Taipei on Sunday, with hundreds of people gathered at a local sports stadium for the opening ceremony and to watch the first four games.

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Taiwan Cup Taiwan Immigrant Football Competition featured a march past, during which the participants, mainly of migrant workers and immigrants, represented their teams in bold brightly colored uniforms.

One of the competing teams, Guanyin FC, a football team made up of entirely Indonesian workers from Taoyuan's Guanyin District was supported by Fajar Nuradi, director of the Indonesian Citizens Protection and Social Cultural Department at the Indonesian Economic and Trade Office (IETO) in Taipei.

Guanyin FC are the current champions of the Indonesian Football League in Taiwan held earlier this year and are at the Taiwan Cup to represent Indonesia, Fajar said.    [FULL  STORY]

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