Chagos Islands National Football team qualifies for CONIFA World Cup
The Chagos Islands National Football has successfully qualified for the CONIFA World Cup, to be held next year in North Macedonia. The tournament will be begin on 30th May.
The CONIFA World Cup gives nations not recognised by football's official world governing body - FIFA - the chance to compete.
The Chagos Islands National Football team has taken part in the previous two tournaments, raising significant awareness of not only the team but wider Chagossian history and the injustices the community still suffer.
To take part, the team will need to raise a significant amount of money. Please give anything you can to their crowdfunding initiative.
The team is also a great opportunity for younger Chagossian to celebrate their community and their heritage, even if most players will never have set foot on the Chagos Islands themselves.
As Manager Jimmy Ferrar explains in the crowdfunding page, the highest donors will receive a special reward.
"As a special thank you for all Donors, the largest donor at the end of the campaign will receive a signed Chagos world cup edition shirt from the World cup squad and management.
"The second largest Donor will receive a official match ball signed by the word cup squad And the Third highest donor will recieve a Chagos islands FA official training top to be signed by the Squad."
More to come as the team prepare for their World Cup adventure!