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What the Gothia Cup means to the Breakthrough Chiparamba boys and girls

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What the Gothia Cup means to the Breakthrough Chiparamba boys and girls

The Gothia Cup is the largest youth tournament in the world with over 1500 teams from over 70 countries participate each year. As we get closer to the 2012 Gothia Cup, we would like to review some of those candid moments in our 11 years of participation at the Gothia Cup.

The Gothia Cup

The Gothia Cup forms part of "an escape" for a week to a place many other Zambians only dream to visit. The boys and girls spend a week playing football, making friends, singing and dancing. Such is the spirit of the Gothia Cup which is told to many young people who in turn want to experience that sweet memory only carried by their friends.

Breakthrough Chiparamba Sports Academy (BCSA)
BCSA have participated in over 100 matches and have won the Gothia cup 4 times. We have also been part of the Gothia Cup media campaigns as well as opening ceremonies which are cherished by many young players.

Girls team
We made history in 2011 by sending a girls team for the first time. The girls left a very positive image in Sweden with their traditional dance and song exploits which was captured in the Swedish media. This created a very encouraging platform for young girls who have joined playing football and hoping to play at the Gothia Cup one day.

This year, our boys 18 team will be competing after a 3 year absence and we hope they will achieve their goal of playing in the finals. Our group has 147 other teams from 32 different countries. The teams are divided into 36 different groups, where of Breakthrough Chiparamba will be in group 3 together with Sävedalens IF, Star Finder United, SSC Hagen Ahrensburg and IFK Arvidsjaur.

Emotional tournament
Participation at the Gothia cup this year will be an emotional one after losing one of our most influential Gothia Cup captain who died in a road accident on 12 of June 2012. We hope we can carry on his dream and win the Gothia Cup.

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[This article has been edited by The Operating Team]

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Malanga Jeff Mposha

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Friday, June 29, 2012 - 09:00