Sunday, September 12, 2010

SSUSA National, Tura Sultan Hassan Minneapolis, MN (Striker)

Tura (right center) with his MN teammates
Tura Sultan Hassan Minneapolis, MN (Striker)

Tura was born in Ethiopia and moved to Kenya when he was three years old after his twin sister was shot and killed.  Tura experienced a difficult youth as the living conditions in Ethiopia and Kenya during his childhood were horrible.  He loves to play soccer because it “keeps his mind and body occupied.”  Tura joined the Street Soccer program a few months ago and has since secured employment and moved into his own housing. His dazzling ball skills and winning smile promise to teach the Brazilians a little something about Joga Bonita, the beautiful game.

“Soccer keeps me out of trouble and soccer is not just a game to me, soccer is life.” – Tura Sultan Hassan

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