President of Cape Verde soccer federation, Mario Semedo has declared that his country would successfully host the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Cup early next year.
Semedo told newsreportersng, an online publication that finishing touches were already being put to preparations for the event billed to take place in Praia.
The Africa Youth Cup is an international soccer tournament for both male and female teams to be held annually in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde).
The maiden edition is slated to run from April 19 to 27, 2019 and it is open to all teams from around the world, offering both African content and a blend of Western, South American and Asian flavours.
Semedo said Cape Verde had put forward its best facilities for the tournament, which is Africa’s version of Ibera Cup, Gothia Cup and other such big international youth tournaments in Europe and Latin America.
“We want the Africa Youth Cup to become a world class youth soccer fiesta. The government of Cape Verde through the sports ministry is involved in it. The Mayor of Praia, the municipality of Sao Domingos, the management of Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde, our Olympic Committee are all involved in it and as a soccer federation we are driving it with Serahanasports serving as our partners.
Source: G Sport