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A story from Stateless in Jordan

This is a playground in the camp. I used to play a lot of football. Later when I grew up I wanted to continue my football hobby and play with the team. I registered with them. But when I wanted to register officially as a player with the players union I was turned down because to be able to play with a team in Jordan, you have to be a Jordanian national. And since I don?t have the national number, and I am not a Jordanian citizen I could not play with the team. Facing this situation I made my own team, unofficial, not part of the official system. I am a bit tall, so I fit very well as an offensive player, a striker. And besides, I am very fast. (story by Ameen Saleem al-Otla)

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