You might remember that earlier this year Ilir captained a team from Rebirth of Kosova Church in a special football tournament in Prishtina. In that first tournament the team didn’t make it through the group stages but enjoyed the time playing against other teams from churches all over Kosova.

This weekend the second inter-church football tournament was held, this time in Gjakovë, just a stone’s throw away from our flat. Ilir again captained the team and they made it through to the semi-finals before being beaten by another local Gjakovë team which went on to win in the final.

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As the tournament was held on a Saturday it coincided with the weekly youth meeting so many of the youth went along to support the team towards the end of the group stages and in the semi-final.