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July 8, 2020

Asociación de Fútbol Kuskatan Joins CONIFA

The organisation becomes the second in the North America and Caribbean region to join CONIFA this year.

The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) is proud to announce that the Asociación de Fútbol Kuskatan (AFK) was approved as its newest member by a vote of its executive committee on July 5, 2020.

The AFK, the first-ever CONIFA member representing Central America, will form national team programs representing the indigenous Nahuas, or Pipil, people of western El Salvador, in CONIFA competitions. The organization, based in the Washington, D.C., area, is actively recruiting staff, donors, players and supporters in both the U.S. and El Salvador.

“We are excited to finally have this project up and running in hopes of fully supporting the Nahuas of Kuskatan and to assist with keeping the language and culture alive and well through football,” said AFK President Brian Rodriguez. “We have a beautiful community full of history and heritage that we would like to present to the world.”

The AFK is the second organization representing the North America and Caribbean region to be approved for membership in 2020, following the Asociación Nacional de Balompié Mexicano (ANBM), which represents native Mexicans and was approved for membership in June.

“We’re delighted to welcome the AFK and to work with them to help the organization become a strong CONIFA team,” said Aaron Johnson, president of CONIFA’s North America and Caribbean region. “This has been an exciting year for this region in CONIFA so far, and we believe there’s even more good news ahead.”

The AFK and ANBM join the Cascadia Association Football Federation (representing the Cascadia region of the U.S. and Canada) and Les Québécois (representing the French speaking Canadian region of Québec) in a rapidly growing regional confederation that is seeking additional growth this year and beyond.

All new CONIFA member football associations approved by CONIFA’s Executive Committee in 2020 are provisional pending a final member vote at the 2021 Annual General Meeting in January. Until that time, they may represent themselves as CONIFA members and compete in any relevant CONIFA competitions.

More information and contacts

CONIFA, is the football federation for all associations outside FIFA. It’s a global non-profit organization that supports representatives of international football teams from nations, de-facto nations, regions, minority peoples and sports-isolated territories.

Inquiries:

Global media: Please contact James Cronin, james.cronin@conifa.org
Media in North American and the Carribean: Please contact President Aaron Johnsen, aaron.johnsen@conifa.org
AFK: Please contact President Brian Rodriguez, futbolkuskatan@protonmail.com
Online:

CONIFA: Web site | Twitter
CONIFA North & Central America and the Caribbean: Twitter
AFK: Twitter

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By Robin Toal

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