Posted on August 13, 2017 6:12 am
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Scoring One for Peace: FARC Requests to Join Second Division Football League (E)

Demobilized fighters from Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league football club, officials said Friday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have disarmed under a peace deal after a half-century conflict and are transitioning to civil and political life.

“We received about 10 days ago an official message… from the FARC, who want to talk with the Colombian football authorities about taking part in the professional game,” Jorge Perdomo, president of Colombian football’s organizing body Dimayor said on Blu Radio.

He said the FARC had asked if it could enter the men’s second division and the women’s leagues. Digital Journal