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Richmond league standout helps Canada win at Jubilee Games

AC Richmond's Tawfiq Jamal part of impressive medal haul in Dubai
Tawfiq Jamal and his proud dad Azim after Canada’s gold medal win in soccer at the Jubilee Games in Dubai back in July.

One of the top players in the Richmond Adult Soccer Association helped Canada strike gold this summer on the international stage.
Tawfiq Jamal was a member of the Canadian team that captured the men’s soccer competition at the Jubilee Games in Dubai back in late July.
The Jubilee Games are held every four years and brings Ismaili Muslims from around the world together to celebrate their excellence in sport.
The inaugural Games were held in Kenya eight years ago. The third edition attracted an estimated 2,000 athletes from 28 countries to compete in 15 individual and team sports.
Canada’s gold medal run concluded with a 2-1 victory over Tajikistan. Canada led all countries in the final medal standings with 63 in total, including 21 gold.
Jamal is no stranger to success on the soccer pitch. Last season, he received the Golden Boot Award in the RASA Premier Division after leading AC Richmond to an undefeated season that culminated with capturing league honours for the very first time.
He came through the Richmond Youth Soccer Association rep program, starting back in 1999, and culminated his high school career by receiving the Pal Sanghera Memorial Scholarship as captain of the Richmond Colts in 2012.
Jamal is also giving back to the game by working as a coach in Richmond FC’s system for ages U8 to U11.
He will now turn his attention to the coming RASA season as AC Richmond looks to defend its championship.