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Sourcing for local materials with which the ball is
© Adolphus Opara / Twenty Ten / Africa Media Online

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Image number:
APN292817
Title:
South African soccer World Cup: The Peoples hero
Caption:
Sourcing for local materials with which the ball is made.Malam Umar Wunti is a 43 year old native of Bauchi, capital of Bauchi state, northern Nigeria. Married with two wives and six children, he lives with them in an extended family home in Bauchi town. In 2000 he returned from Jos, Plateau state capital, where he was working as a shoe maker. In 2001, on one faithfull day, a young boy brought a damaged soccer ball for him to mend and after successfully patching it and subsequently doing the same for other people on different occasions, he was convinced he could make the ball from scratch with locally sourced materials. Between 2001 and 2009, Malam Umar has trained well over 30 young boys and passer-bye's on how to make soccer balls and some of them have going ahead in the trade and are making a living from it in different parts of the country.(Credit: Adolphus Opara/Twenty Ten/Africa Media Online)
Location:
Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
City:
Bauchi
Province:
Bauchi state
Country:
Nigeria
Date:
2009-09-21 22:15:32
File size:
1.64 MB
Uncompressed size:
22.66 MB
Dimensions:
3500 x 2263 px
File type:
JPEG
Model Release:
No
Property Release:
No
Keywords:
Bauchi state, Nigeria, Africa, Soccer, Soccer hero, worldcup South Africa 2010, 2010, Horizontal shot, Boys, football, 2010 and beyond
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