The game means so much more!
To us, football/soccer creates a platform that would enable us to make political declarations and expand international relations to exhibit the skills and aspirations of East Turkistanians to the whole wide world.
IDENTITY + RESPONSIBILITY = UNITY
Member Leagues of ETFA
United States of America
“You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.”
East Turkistanian football star Erfan was extrajudicially sent to a concentration camp in Ürümchi by the Chinese regime and was only released after 11 months’ confinement.
Soccer Tournament Unites Uyghurs in America
The World-Cup in Russia received attention all around the world. But one immigrant community has had its attention on a different soccer event.
Uyghur United in Football/Soccer
"The name terrorism or terrorist does not fit us in any way possible." -Arafat Abdukadir-
Working together in The Hague: CONIFA with West Papua and East Turkistan
In August 2019, Asia President Jens Jockel and Member Development Director Paul Watson, headed to The Hague, Netherlands, to meet up with two relatively new CONIFA member teams.
Both West Papua and East Turkistan (formerly named Uyghur United) FAs have recently moved their headquarters to the Netherlands, and with this in mind, Jens and Paul were able to spend time with Simon Sapopier, Sophia Sapopier and Jeroen Zandberg from West Papua; and with Elshat Atasoy and Arafat from East Turkistan.