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African talent on show in 2016 PAN Cup

South Sudan celebrate. Photo: Kelechi Osunwa

African talent on show in 2016 PAN Cup

Friday, January 22, 2016

The eighth edition of the annual Perth African Nations Cup will kick off at the Cracovia Club in Bennett Springs on Saturday.

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The competition, the result of collaboration between Football West and the Perth African Nations Cup Council, has become one of the most popular events on the football calendar.

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Players from across the metropolitan area and various communities take part in the tournament that runs until Sunday, February 14.

Football West Inclusive Participation Officer Gordon Duus said the tournament always produced quality football and a great atmosphere.

“In 2016, we hope to discover and inspire new talent in our game from the community-based groups, who make up the Perth African Nations Cup,” Duus said.

“Over many years, the PAN Cup has consistently produced spectacular moments from some excellent players and, as a result, it has also attracted scouts from our local PS4 National Premier Leagues clubs.

“But it also serves as a wonderful opportunity to bring together various community groups, who share a common interest in our game.”

John Sabetta, spokesman for the Cracovia White Eagles Soccer Club, was delighted to be assisting in the hosting of the event for the first time.

“The club and its players are excited to bring the PAN Cup to Cracovia and continue involvement with local communities to drive participation in the sport,” Sabetta said.

“The Cracovia club would like to invite all football fans to come down and support a team or just enjoy the atmosphere provided by the many different nationalities.

Admission to PAN Cup matches, which will be played each Saturday and Sunday, is $5 per car or $2 per person over 11 years.

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