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Coaching Darfuri Men

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on by DU Coach Ambassador Rachael Rapinoe.

DU Coach Ambassadors Margo Baker (left) and Rachael Rapinoe (right) offer great football knowledge to the Darfur United coaching staff.

I’ve been fortunate enough to coach soccer to many different age groups, competitive levels, males and females and various regions of the world, however I most certainly have never coached Darfuri men. Before embarking on this trip as an assistant coach for Darfur United in the CONIFA World Football Cup, I asked myself a seemingly simple yet complex question; how do I coach Darfuri men?