Khomasiyat – Five a side football

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Football is the most popular sport in Sudan. One time champions of Africa cup of nations, Sudan still remains among the top three countries in Africa in the game of football. Merriekh and Al Hillal are the two best football clubs in Sudan. They remind me of Mohan Bagan and East Bengal of Kolkata Maidans in India. Khomasiyat as it is locally called is a brilliant idea of catering football to the enthusiasts in Khartoum. They are floodlit small playing areas as you see in this picture. It opens at 11pm in the night and is available till 3am. Players hire the place for 200 Sudanese Pounds per hour. Khomasiyat is a place for five a side football at night. There may be around 200 Khomasiyats in Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman. Good business for a healthy cause.

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