Football: Under-17 National championship will be held from 17 to 25 in the cities of Praia, Mindelo and Tarrafal de Santiago

Praia, Aug 10 (Inforpress) – The U-17 Cabo Verdean championship will be held from 17 to 25 this month, in the cities of Praia and Mindelo receiving the first phase and Tarrafal (Santiago) to host the semi-finals and the final.

According to the draw held this Wednesday in Boa Vista Island, by the Cabo Verdean Football Federation, similar to the national women’s football, the competition will be played using the proximity system, with teams from Barlavento and Sotavento divided in two subgroups each.

In relation to the Mindelo games, the regional champions of North Santo Antão, South Santo Antão and São Vicente share the A1 Group, in a system of all against all, while in Group A2, the winners of the regional championships from São Nicolau and Sal play two hands for access to the semi-finals.

As for the Sotavento table, Bola P’Frente (national champion in title twice) divides Group B1 with the regional champion teams from Boa Vista (the island belongs to the Barlavento region, but this competition will be included in the South group), and Maio, while the representatives of Santiago Norte, Fogo and Santiago Sul constitute Group B2. Brava is out of this competition, since the Regional Association did not hold the regional championship at this level.