First Africa Schools Champions Cup deemed a success

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The Congolese capital, Kinshasa, hosted the first ever Africa School Champions Cup. More than 12,000 young people watched the teams from six African countries participating in the event, an initiative from FIFA, held at the historic Stade des Martyrs.

The competition included male and female teams that competed in a festive atmosphere building confidence and reinforcing the importance of equal opportunities. “The foundations of cultural and social values in Africa always tend to split up boys and girls socially: “Domestic chores are for girls, and sport is for boys.” So, we’re trying to correct those biases by allowing girls to practice sport and to tell boys that there’s nothing shameful about helping out their mum, their sister or their future wife”.

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