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SD HUESCA FOUNDS AN OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS CLUB IN LEBANON

Peña Oscense Miguel de Cervantes supporters club, Marjayoun (Lebanon), becomes real thanks to the members of the Spanish contingent of the Lebanon Brigade BRILIB XXXV, allocated to the country for a UN M

Sociedad Deportiva Huesca fans continue to grow beyond our borders, and one of the most special supporters club of the Azulgrana family is already a reality. Peña Oscense Miguel de Cervantes supporters club, Marjayoun (Lebanon), is the 31st and becomes real thanks to the members of the Spanish contingent of the Lebanon Brigade BRILIB XXXV, allocated to the country for a UN Mission. Francisco Javier Cañiz Gil, UN Mission Commander and chairman of the newly created three-member supporters club, tells us how the initiative came about. “SD Huesca immediately acceded to our request for cooperation to donate sport and school equipment to the population in Lebanon. This is one of the civil-military activities we develop in this country for the benefit of our mission. After such collaboration we thought that there was no better way to express our gratitude than to leave a permanent footprint in Lebanon by founding an official SD Huesca supporters club.” Mr Cañiz Gil, born in Jaca (Huesca), and two other members of the contingent from the city of Huesca, Antonio Usieto and Federico García, acknowledge that SD Huesca fans have increased over the years: “More people have taken up the club following the partnership.” Cañiz feels proud “to take part in a SD Huesca supporters club and be its chairman. Although new contingents may come in the future, we can continue collaborating and monitoring the club, as I am sure that there will be SD Huesca fans in all contingents.”

The members of the contingent, who have joined the seventh international supporters club, are all “football lovers”. “Gathering around the TV to watch a match is a luxury we can fortunately enjoy, since cable TV and internet connection are available there.”, explains Cañiz. The Spaniards there “find an outlet in football, which helps them have a good time during a mission and gives them a reason to meet their friends and gather around a table with a TV, resting from their everyday labours, as well as having closer connection with something attached to our country.” There is no doubt that SD Huesca will feel the support of a new family about 3,000 miles away.