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Saturday , January 16 2021

Africans in Kuwait hold own ‘AFCON’

Liberia and Cameroon Women’s team

Togo, Benin and Ghana post wins

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is about to conclude in Egypt, Africans in Kuwait are hosting their own ‘AFCON’ perhaps to relive the experience at close proximity.

Last Thursday at Mahboula Sports Field (Block One), the First Africa Football Tournament kicked off with the women’s match between Liberia and Cameroon during which the Cameroonians won by two goals to one.

In the men’s matches, the Cameroon men was defeated by Togo by four goals to two, whereas Sudan lost to Benin by four goals to two and tournament favorites Ghana squashed Uganda by five goals to zero.

This weekend will witness four matches. On Thursday, another tournament favorite Kenya will battle with Sierra Leone at 6:30 pm, while Malawi will face Ivory Coast at 8:00 pm. On Friday, Nigeria will clash with Egypt, followed by the match between Ethiopia and Somalia.

This tournament is considered a great achievement in terms of bringing together the African communities in Kuwait to celebrate one of their favorite sports and their culture as well.

The tournament is a build-up to the African Talent Kuwait festival scheduled for Aug 12, featuring the culture and ‘Drums of Africa’.

By Mohamed Wangengi

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