Demobilised Colombia FARC rebels want to form professional football club

© AFP PHOTO /HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PEACE | Handout picture released by the office of the High Commissioner for Peace showing FARC rebel leader “Timochenko” (R) and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Demobilised fighters from Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league football club, officials said Friday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have disarmed under a peace deal after a half-century conflict and are transitioning to civil and political life.

“We received about 10 days ago an official message… from the FARC, who want to talk with the Colombian