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The first Sudanese-Australian player, Maj. Dao, has announced that he will retire at AFL.

The 31-year-old said he was “proud” to leave the game after 11 years and 54 AFL games.

Dao’s retirement came after he was told he would be out of action for at least a month with a VFL injury.

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“I took the opportunity to reflect on my current injury situation and where I am going and when I spoke to management and the club we all agreed that the time was right for me. Retire from the game. ”

“In this competitive season, I can focus on the next step in my life and spend more time on my most important and cherished work, a loving and caring father to my son Hendrix.

“I am grateful for the support and care of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the wider football community during my time in the industry.

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Dav, who has played all of the AFL games for North Melbourne, has spent the past two seasons in Melbourne but has not been able to make an impact.

The poet / striker miraculously returned to the game after falling off Bolte Bridge for more than 18 months.

Dao suffered serious injuries in the fall, breaking Dale and Dale, but he was able to play four more games for the Kangaroo before becoming one of the 11 players included in the end of 2020.

Demon’s footstool commander Alan Richardson said that he should be “proud of what he found in AFL”.

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“Madg’s work was high and low, but in the 11 years he has been representing his family and the Sudanese community, he is truly something to be proud of,” Richardson said.

Fortunately, he has not been able to make an impact on the field with Melbourne at the AFL level, but his return to the top to compete and train is a testament to his commitment.

Dow made his AFL debut in 2013 against Brisbane.

He has scored 43 goals in 54 AFL games and has been named the 2016 Player of the Year.

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