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Australian Winger Awer Mabil Sister Bor Mabil Story And Family Background

Awer Mabil with his beloved mother. ( Source : instagram )

Awer Mabil, the professional soccer player's younger sister Bor Mabil tragically passed away in a car crash. Bor was only 19 when she lost her life.

Born as a South Sudanese refugee in Kenya, Mabil has three brothers. The soccer player is a very humble person who has never let his success take river his kindness and good heart.

Despite gaining success at an international level as a soccer player, the athlete has never forgotten where he came from and his upbringing. He went from playing football with his socks rolled to kicking a genuine ball in a matter of time.

Awer moved to Australia when he was ten to have a better lifestyle with his family and went through many challenges while growing up in Adelaide. He couldn't communicate in English and was a short-tempered teenager. Yet he never gave up and began his career from St Augustines to Cádiz and represented the Australian national team at the international level.

Who Was Awer Mabil Sister Bor Mabil?

Awer Mabil had a sister named Bor Mabil, who lost her life in an unfortunate car crash when she was only 19 on Australia Day in 2019.

Bor was in the car with her boyfriend, a street-racing driver Akol Akol when the accident happened, and she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Thus, she suffered a traumatic head injury and closed her eyes forever at the scene.

Awer Mabil photographed with his sister (left) and mother (right) in 2015.
Awer Mabil photographed with his sister (left) and mother (right) in 2015. ( Source : instagram )

Akol was drunk driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 and a small amount of MDMA while racing to get to a party, but his car crashed at Andrews Farm. When the driver lost control, his vehicle flipped onto its side, slid for 50 meters, and hit a fence, a tree, and a light post.

Although he told the South Australian District Court he wished to reach back in time and confront himself, he received three years and a one-month sentence in jail. Furthermore, per Deanna Williams, his non-parole period was two years and one month.

Awer Mabil Family Background And Upbringing 

The soccer player was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to South Sudanese parents on the 15th of September 1995. 

Mabil grew up in a hut with his family in the Kakuma Refugee Camp until he was ten. The Mabil family moved to Australia and settled in Adelaide in 2006 after the civil war in their home nation showed no signs of ending.

Awer Mabil, photographed with his family, will never forget his childhood memories no matter how far he reaches in his career.
Awer Mabil, photographed with his family, will never forget his childhood memories no matter how far he reaches in his career. ( Source : instagram )

The footballer had difficulty communicating with fellow students at the start as he couldn't speak English. Thus, football became his savior as the sport helped him to connect with others.

Awer had played soccer with his friends back in the refugee camp barefoot with balls made of plastic bags, clothes, and balloons. Furthermore, he is blessed to play with proper balls while training and has not forgotten his roots and where he came from. 

Awer Mabil Has Three Brothers

Awer has gotten blessed with an older brother named Awer G. Bul and two younger ones, Dau and Deng. He loves his sibling and often spends quality time with them.

The athlete is very attached to his brother Dau, born in 2013, and the little one turned nine on the 13th of April 2022. Likewise, Deng celebrates his birthday on the 9th of December every year, and his zodiac is Sagittarius.

Awer Mabil loves his younger brothers to infinity and beyond.
Awer Mabil loves his younger brothers to infinity and beyond. ( Source : instagram )

Bul serves as the director of Barefoot to Boots, a Non-governmental organization he established with the soccer player after their visit to Kakuma. The brothers founded Barefoot to Boots to ensure better health, education, and equality outcomes for refugees.

Although the foundation's primary focus is humanitarian, it also aims to promote the game, which made Mabil an international sporting figure. With the support and back of his older brother, the Cádiz winger has introduced the sport to many young kids.

Despite facing many challenges and hardships, he has never given up and never will. Moreover, he has inspired many people, and his family is proud of him for representing his community and African people at the Australian level.