Sports The CEMAC Cup will be played in Gabon The Soccer Cup of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), the most important soccer event for the six member countries that make up this African sub-regional Institution will take place in Gabon starting on March 2.

23/02/2011

Along with host country Gabon’s national team, the national teams of Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Chad, Congo and Central African Republic will also participate in this edition, whose matches will take place in the province of Bitam, north of Woleu Ntem, from March 2 to 16.

The CEMAC Cup is a non-professional soccer tournament that includes players from the local leagues of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon and Central African Republic. The winner in the last edition, the 15th, of the trophy was Congo, the host country. Equatorial Guinea managed to be the champion in 2006.

The local leagues of the six CEMAC countries are amateur leagues; however, the matches have often served to discover new talent that will catch the attention of European clubs for their later signing.

The former version of this soccer event, called the UDEAC Cup, was played from 1984 to 1990 and, after more than a decade, the participating nations changed the UDEAC Cup to the CEMAC Cup.

Text: A. A.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office