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Sporting Witness

06/12/2016
Premiere

06/12/2016

Tomorrow 11:50pm - 12am BBC World Service
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Summary

In 2009, thousands of Iraqis gathered at the National Football Stadium to attend the funeral of the player and coach, Emmanuel Baba Dawud, better known as Ammo Baba. Ammo Baba was a beloved player, whose heading ability was legendary and who scored Iraq's first ever international goal. As a coach, Ammo Baba won many regional trophies for the Iraqi team and stood up to Saddam Hussein's sadistic son, Uday. His brother, Banwal Baba Dawud, talks to Ashley Byrne. The programme is a Made-In-Manchester Production. PHOTO: Mourners at Ammo Baba's funeral (Getty Images)

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