hHome Find a Club

Africa Down Under Cup 2019

The 2019 Africa Down Under Cup took place at Langley Park on 5th September as part of the Africa Down Under conference. The conference is aimed at raising awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy.

Togo (2019 champions) celebrate their second successive Africa Down Under Cup triumph alongside Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Hon. Bill Johnston. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

In its 8th successive year, the event was hosted by Football West and Paydirt Media provided an opportunity for members of the public to join conference delegates in celebrating African cultures.

Teams representing Perth’s African communities participated in a 5-a side soccer match as they competed in a round-robin tournament culminating in the final at the end of the day.

The Africa Down Under Cup also featured African food, drum circle performance and music and was open to all members of the public from 2:30pm to 7.30pm on event day.

In the Men’s tournament TOGO successfully defended their ADU triumph from 2018, beating Kenya 2-0 in the 2019 final.

The 1st edition of the Women’s competition was on display this year. A round robin match format was in place and the team finishing with the highest points winning the competition. Group winners were declared the winners of the competition.

1st winners of the Women’s Africa Down Under tournament – Uganda with their Winners Trophy and Medals alongside Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Hon. Bill Johnston.
Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

Uganda emerged Winners of the women’s competition and Seychelles Runners Up.

We are looking forward to AFRICA DOWN UNDER 2020 already