By: Yona Assah
Do you have a home field where you practice or play regularly?
Yes, Papa Playground.
What was your favorite moment from last year’s tournament?
The final, with most of the teams representing their countries.
How did your team come together?
This team was created over 10 years ago, to bring together the community.
Can you tell us a bit about the rest of your team?
It is a very dynamic team, blended with adults and teenagers.
What does soccer mean to your community?
It is a really big deal to our community, like many other African countries.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
It breaks down barriers and promotes peace.
What places in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
Kilimandjaro Restaurant (4317 Chestnut St.) and Le Mandingue African Restaurant (96620 Woodland Ave.).
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
It is a small country, full of hospitality. People care about one another.