When they gathered 25 years ago in the city of Atlanta, some of the youth participating in this year's annual event were not even born. However the founders of this event were planning for the future and the future has arrived. Hopefully today’s youth and adults will do the same for the future generation ahead just like what the founders did for us. Meanwhile with one guest team (London) from Europe this year the tournament began with a total of 18 teams participating in three different facilities. The only thing hotter than the competition was the sweltering heat of Georgia on a July afternoon. For the most part the games were very competitive with the exception of a handful games that had very high scoring numbers.
The writer of this blog is a former public Relations officer for ERSFNA and part of the 2010 Eritrean Sports Festival men's Soccer champions Team Baltimore.