Liberia Crowned 2017 RAA African Nations Cup Adelaide Champions
Liberia have been crowned the 2017 RAA African Nations Cup Champions, defeating DR Congo 3 – 0 in front of more than 2,000 spectators on Monday October 2nd.
More than 450 players representing 16 different countries participated in the 3 day event, played at the Parks Football Centre.
Both teams eased through the group stage of the tournament without facing defeat.
DR Congo overcame Libya 6 – 2 in their Quarter Final, then trumped tournament favourites and 2016 Champions Burundi 3 – 2 to progress to the Grand Final.
The eventual champions overcame Somalia 5 – 0 in their Quarter Final, backing this performance up with a 3 – 1 win over 2015 Champions Sierra Leone in their Semi Final.
The event also featured a women’s exhibition match, where 28 women and girls from competing nations formed two teams, with African Nations Red defeating African Nations Blue 3 – 1 in an entertaining game.
Football Federation South Australia would like to thank RAA, the Government of South Australia and the African Communities Council for supporting the annual event, as well as Watalii Safaris and Steps Migration and Services.
For full results and fixtures, please visit http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?client=1-8365-0-468614-0&pool=1&action=FIXTURE&round=-1
2017 RAA African Nations Cup – Results
Runner Up: DR Congo
3rd Place: Burundi
4th Place: Sierra Leone
Player of the Tournament: Teeboy Kamara
Golden Boot: Anthony Taylor
Golden Gloves: Fabio Migliaccio
Photo: Adam Butler – 80kms