BK WEST UNITED and Partners Euro2024 Side Event Skyline Football Festivals

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Leading the way in a ground-breaking initiative, BK West United is organizing football-related side events for Euro 2024 in Frankfurt. The Skyline Soccer Festivals will take place in Frankfurt’s skyline district from April 8 to April 13, 2024, and is being presented in association with AFC Germany, Girls Wanted Soccer, EMZ, and Sportjugend Frankfurt. Through football and other social events, such as the African Women’s Cup, where people of African descent living in Germany will represent their home countries, this initiative seeks to foster community cohesion.

 

Frankfurt is positioned to become a global hub for this historic event as it gets ready to host five group stage matches of the 2024 European Championship. This offers a unique opportunity for people from different backgrounds to come together, overcoming cultural barriers and encouraging harmony and respect among the city’s citizens. This is more than just a sporting event; it’s a celebration of diversity and a step toward improved social cohesion.

 

Cherno Barry is the visionary behind BK West United and the main man behind the Skyline Soccer Festivals. He is a strong believer in the power of football to bring people together. He makes the argument that football is a universal language that can bridge gaps and improve people’s lives. Barry sees Euro 2024 as the perfect setting for this kind of event, where Frankfurt’s vibrant atmosphere can coexist with the excitement of football and the spirit of friendship.

 

The principal aim of the Skyline Soccer Festivals is to leverage the excitement surrounding Euro 2024 in order to produce long-lasting societal transformation. The event seeks to celebrate the various cultures that enhance the local landscape and highlight the contributions of the African diaspora in Germany through initiatives like the African Women’s Cup and other planned events. Everyone is cordially invited to join in the fun, enjoy the games, and engage in cross-cultural interactions.

 

Essentially, the goal of the Skyline Soccer Festivals is to use sports to inspire and represent unity. Frankfurt is preparing to host the world for Euro 2024, but it is also preparing for a major display of social harmony and inclusivity. With football as the focal point, the occasion promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that captures the genuine spirit of community and enthusiasm for the game.

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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