2018 RAA African Nations Cup

RAA African Nations Cup Set for October Long Weekend

Football Federation South Australia, in partnership with the Office for Recreation and Sport and the African Communities Council, will host the 2018 RAA African Nations Cup this weekend.

In the largest edition of the annual event to date, more than 600 participants will converge upon the VALO Football Centre (The Parks – Angle Park), consisting of 20 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams, each proudly representing African nations.  

Fixtures will be played from Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018, culminating in the Grand Final at 4.30pm Monday Afternoon. 

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Photo by Adam Butler, 2017

2018 RAA African Nations Cup Groups


 1. DR Congo

 2. Rwanda

 3. Kenya

 4. Zimbabwe

 5. Nigeria


 6. Sierra Leone

 7. Somalia

 8. South Africa

 9. Sudan

 10. Ghana


 11. Burundi

 12. South Sudan

 13. Uganda

 14. Zambia



 15. Liberia

 16. Guinea

 17. Ethiopia

 18. Eritrea

 29. Togo


 21. Congo

 22. Liberia

 23. Horn of Africa

 24. Sudan



For a third consecutive year, RAA will feature as naming rights partner of the eagerly anticipated event. RAA will have a large presence on Monday as part of finals activities, with the RAA activation zone providing spectators the opportunity to test their skills and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. 

2017 winners Liberia will be looking to go back to back after an impressive display in 2017 saw them crowned champions, overcoming DR Congo 3-0 in last year’s Grand Final.

African Nations Cup Article Image
Photo by Adam Butler, 2017

The 2018 tournament will feature some of the best players in South Australia and across the border, including:

Hosine Bility (Guinea) – Overseas, formerly Croydon Kings

Elvis Kamsoba (Burundi) – Avondale FC (Victorian Premier League)

Teeboy Kamara (Liberia) – Melbourne Knights (Victorian Premier League)

Armstrong Gaye (Liberia) – Adelaide Cobras

Tito Bontor (Sierra Leone) – Adelaide Olympic

Jace Cummins (South Africa) – Cumberland United

Entry to the event is free, with games kicking off Friday night from 6.30pm and 9.30am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For full fixtures and results visit http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?a=FIXTURE&compID=506834&c=1-8365-0-0-0