CAF president to grace first edition of Inter-Schools tourney in Juba

CAF president to grace first edition of Inter-Schools tourney in Juba
CAF President Patrice Motsepe.

Over 20 primary schools will compete at the first edition of the Pan-African Inter-Schools Championship in Juba.

The event is open for both boys and girls under the ages of 11 and 15.

Visiting CAF boss Patrice Motsepe will grace the finals penciled for Buluk playground.

Motsepe is expected to touch down at Juba Inter​​national Airport at 8am on Thursday, July 14.

This first edition of the competition will bring together 20 Primary schools from Central Equatorial State.

The opening match will pit Buluk B School taking on Gudele East School while St. Teresa School will square it up against Gudele East School in the the girls’ competition.

South Sudan Football Federation (SSFA) president, Augustino Maduot said the aim of organizing the tournament is to promote unity and harmony among young people through sports.

In April 2021, Motsepe promised to expand the program, currently in DR Congo, to all African (CAF) member countries.

​​The Inter-school competition is aimed at improving life skills and instill positive values in young people. It is also aboutpromoting health and supporting social cohesion by integrating football practice into the school curriculum.

“To make progress in Africa, we need to create partnerships that will accelerate growth and put structures in place at the youth level, with a particular focus on schools.

“Football is sport number one in Africa, and it can and must create opportunities in our continent that has many challenges,” Motsepe said after his election as CAF President last year.