Football West’s annual Africa Down Under Cup taken out by Somalia

Africa Down Under Cup. Picture: Fotoenzo
Africa Down Under Cup. Picture: Fotoenzo
Africa Down Under Cup. Picture: Fotoenzo Africa Down Under Cup. Picture: Fotoenzo

MORE than 300 people attended Football West’s annual Africa Down Under Cup at Langley Park last Thursday.

Teams representing Perth’s African communities were sponsored by companies attending the Africa Down Under conference, which raises awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy.

Conference delegates from around the world joined members of the public in celebrating African cultures through music, food and football, with the team representing Somalia winning the Cup after defeating the team representing Nigeria on penalties.

The free event highlighted the emerging diversity of Perth’s football community, with participating teams provided with playing bibs and training equipment for their training programs.

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