Football in Guinea-Bissau
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Youths play football on a field that was once part of a military barracks, in the village of Dulombi, Galomaro, Guinea-Bissau.
The barracks housed members of the Portuguese military, before Guinea-Bissau gained its independence in 1974.
Football is the most popular amateur sport in the world, and some of Africa’s stars in the sport began their careers in just such informal settings.
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About the photographer
After graduating from the Portuguese Institute of Photography in 2010, Daniel Rodrigues worked as a photojournalist for a Portuguese daily newspaper and for Global Imagens, a photo agency.
Unemployed since September 2012, he took his first award-winning photo during a humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau.