The African School Champions Cup has kicked off in Kinshasa with impressive support recorded at the Stade De Martyrs.
The two-day invitational tournament of 6 teams which includes host DRC, South Africa, Morocco, Ethiopia, Senegal and Benin Republic kicked on a high note as young Africans of school going age battled it to secure the trophy for their countries.
The tournament, an initiative of FIFA with support from CAF, FECOFA and the UNDP kicked off on Saturday the 19th of February,2022 and the prop-up from the fans was nothing short of what you would expect from a proper international fixture.
The young DRC fans trooped out enmasse to support not only their teams but also lend their support to the initiative proposed during a visit by Gianni Infantino in February, 2021.
The idea of the African School Champions Cup was birthed in February 2021 when FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited the DRC. Infantino is expected to be at the tournament’s closing ceremony on the 20th of February, 2022, when both the male and female champions will be crowned.