PRESS RELEASE: CONIFA ANNOUNCES YOUNG PIONEER TOURS AS OFFICIAL TOUR PARTNER

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) has today announced another exciting partnership, with Young Pioneer Tours signing a one-year deal to become the football federation’s Official Tour Partner. 2019 has been a year of progress for CONIFA, with the growth of their women’s football programme, along with a hugely successful Sportsbet.io European Football Cup…

Cascadia take the honours in an 8-1 win

Photo credit: iACT Cascadia ran out the resounding victors in their friendly against Darfur United on Saturday 27 July on a day to remember for players Hamza Haddadi and Tyler Bjork. The duo both struck a hat-trick in the 8-1 victory, with Bjork’s treble coming in an impressive second-half display for the Evergreen Premier League’s…

Interview with Merfin Demir, Founder of the Romani People FA, a CONIFA member.

Image credit: Nihad Nino Pušija About Merfin Against the backdrop of the increasing signs of decay in the former Yugoslavia, Merfin’s family emigrated to Germany in 1988, where he completed his education. His employment since then has included the creation and implementation of projects offering advanced training in empowerment, anti-racism and integration with young Roma and…

Three of the best!

Image credit: David Ghahramanya We pick out 3 of the finest players from the CONIFA Sportbet.io European Football Cup 2019 final! No7 – Batradz Gurtsiev – One of the top scorers going into the game, Gurtsiev caused problems down the wing for his Western Armenian counterparts. The forward had scored five goals throughout the tournament…

Western Armenia 0-1 South Ossetia

Image credit: David Ghahramanya A cagey conclusion to the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 final was brought alive by two moments of high drama that saw South Ossetia emerge as champions. The final – perhaps predictably, but certainly disappointingly – began much as any other final does, cagey, lacking tempo and purpose. It took…

EFC 2019 Recap – Day 5 (June 08)

Image credit: Brad Merrett Click the links below or scroll down to view the Day 4 Match Reports: Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on penalties) Padania 0-2 Artsakh Sapmi 3-2 Szekely Land Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on penalties) MyCujoo Video Photo Gallery Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on…

Abkhazia 0 – 0 Chameria (Abkhazia 5-4 on penalties)

Image credit: Brad Merrett Abkhazia beat Chameria on penalties in an often bad-tempered third-place playoff in Stepanakert, during which the beautiful game was not much in evidence. Chameria, who often rely on the talents of the enormous striker Marko van Basten Çema, had much of their passing game nullified by the strong Abkhazian midfield; despite a…