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Overseas Students in Malang Spend Time Together in Futsal Tournament

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Submit by denok on June 05, 2018 | Comment(s) : 0 | View : 1028

Team 1 Libyan who will enter final round
Team 1 Libyan who will enter final round
Team 2 Libyan who will enter final round
Team 2 Libyan who will enter final round
Libyan Students Union, an organization that accommodates Libyan students who study in Indonesia including at Brawijaya University Malang organized a futsal tournament in Ramadhan. The tournament was organized for the 6th times and centralized at Viva Futsal located on Sukarno Hatta Street (22-30/May/2018). The participants are overseas students in Malang who come from Libya, Gambia, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Yemen, Somalia, and Madagascar. They are joined in eight teams. The final will be held at similar futsal court on Tuesday (05/June/2018) to bring together two Indonesian teams and two Libyan teams.

Head of Libyan Students Union in Malang Abdarahman M. Kalifa delivered the tournament aimed at tightening silaturahim among overseas students. "It is also a worship for silaturahim, talking each other and to have fun in Ramadhan," he said. The match was begun after taraweeh, that he considered as the best momentum during fasting month.

Kalifa who is also a student at Doctoral Program of Accounting at Faculty of Economics and Business Brawijaya University added that futsal is a practical sport as a mean for spending time together. Many futsal courts that available, lower numbers of players, time and cost saving as well as easier in its organizing make Kalifa and his friends choose the sport. Futsal, according to him also familiar in his country Libya as well as other parts of the world.

Sports like futsal mentioned by Kalifa can become cultural activities especially for men thus they enjoy more while undergoing it. [Denok/Humas UB/trans. Denok]



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