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Liberia wins Amputee Football Cup

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 01:05

Nov. 30 - Defending champions Liberia, scoop the 2011 title in the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF 2011) tournament after beating Ghana 3-2 in a penalty shootout final. Tara Cleary reports.

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Liberia scores a goal on their way to retaining their title at The African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football. They beat hosts Ghana in the final in a penalty shootout after the teams were 3-3 after extra time. Five African nations, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Angola vied for the title in the eight-day event. And Liberia's captain, Festus Harrison was thrilled to take the cup home once again. SOUNDBITE: Festus Harrison, Captain of Liberia's amputee football team, saying (English): "We promised our President Madame Sirleaf, because she has just been re-elected so we are going to carry the trophy to her so I am very happy, I want to give God the glory, its God that did it for us not ourselves." Angola beat Sierra Leone 2-0 to take third place. The biennial event was started to help fight discrimination against disabled people -- many of the players are victims of landmines or civil wars, where hacking off civilian's limbs was the signature of armed groups. Tara Cleary, Reuters.

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Liberia wins Amputee Football Cup

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 01:05