Five Kosovo judoka take part in the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, with Distria Krasniqi, Majlinda Kelmendi and Loriana Kukaj winning bronze medals.
Scoring a goal in the 90th minute, KFF Mitrovica made history on Tuesday by qualifying to the top 32 women’s football teams in Europe, the first team from Kosovo to qualify to play in the Champions League since joining UEFA in 2016.
After Muhamet Ramadani won a gold medal in shot put, Kosovo placed 26th out of 52 countries that participated in the 2019 Summer European Youth Olympic Festival held in Baku from July 21 to 27.
Women’s football has come a long way since the first season of the Kosovo Women’s League 10 years ago, but there are still challenges to overcome: a lack of financing, infrastructure and exposure, and tackling social prejudices for starters.
One of Kosovo’s FIFA listed match officials reveals how concentrating on matters on the football pitch, both as a player and as a referee, has helped him cope with great adversity.