2004 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Adam Nadel

The Christian Science Monitor

01 August, 2003

Captain of the national amputee soccer team, M'byo Conteh, practices with fellow teammates during a training camp prior to a tour of the United Kingdom in August. The club was founded in 2001 by men who had lost their limbs in Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war. Players come from the country's lowest socio-economic level and have little opportunity for employment. Part of the aim of the tour was to draw attention to the plight of amputees in Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leoneans failed to defeat the UK's national amputee team.

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Adam Nadel

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