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Hungarian football club helps to integrate refugees

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By Euronews
Hungarian football club helps to integrate refugees

<p>As the Rio Olympics unites people from around the world in sport, a football club in Hungary is also doing its bit for integration.</p> <p>Inter <span class="caps">CDF</span> brings together refugees who have landed in the country – people from Nigeria, Cameron, Iraq, Iran and Libya.</p> <p>“In this team, those who joined this team, even those who don’t speak Hungarian, they often learn here because the main language is Hungarian,” said Kissinger Nnuji, an engineer from Nigeria. </p> <p>Another player, Antem Sebastien Egbala, from Cameroon, added: “I came to Hungary in 2013. Since then, I’ve been playing with Inter <span class="caps">CDF</span> as a defender. I try to do my best.”</p> <p>Founded in 2006, Inter <span class="caps">CDF</span> was originally set up to help footballers from Africa who struggled to be accepted by clubs.</p> <p>A decade on, it is getting everyone together on the pitch – with the goal of helping refugees to feel at home in Hungary.</p>