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Football coach Akbar salay. [Photo/ts.cn]

Football coach Akbar salay in Atushi city : let more children' s football dreams come true

Akbar salay got up at 7am to train schoolboys for a coming football match in Artux on July 20.

Artux city is the home of football in Xinjiang. Everyone loves to play it and Akbar became a football coach in an elementary school. Now he had 30 youngsters in his squad. Every morning he invites them to have breakfast at his home and in the afternoon he helps them in their studies.

"Six of my family members are devoted to football," he said. He wishes that with his work, more children's football dreams may come true.

Many of his students have been enrolled into the best local high schools. One is now playing for a professional football club in Xinjiang.

"I wish I can cultivate more football talents, and I wish Chinese football could go further," he said.


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