Football for Africa

18 May 2015

It's become a mainstay of UCT's Africa Month calendar and Saturday's mini Africa Cup of Nations football tournament lived up to the standards set by its predecessors.

Four teams, each representing a region on the continent, battled it out on 16 May for the shiny trophy reserved for UCT's fourth annual AFCON champions.

Organised by UCT's International Academic Programmes Office, the football fest featured teams representing East Africa, West Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. In the picture, a Ghana Student Society player (in red) tries to evade encircling Zimbabwe Student Society defenders.

West Africa won the tournament for the third year running after beating the Swazi Society 4-2 in the final. This after Swazi Society had beaten the East African team 4-1 in the first semi-final, and West Africa had put four unanswered goals past Zimbabwe in the second semi.

"It was a really successful tournament and testament to the social cohesion fostered by IAPO of bringing people from different countries together," said Chanda Chungu, who co-ordinated the event.

Story by staff reporter. Image by Luke Walker.

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