INFORMATION

Programme

Africa Cup will consist of a football tournament and cheerleading competition, followed by dinner and after-party.

Your Coach will be selecting teams very soon so let them know if you are interested in trying out for your local or regional team and be part of the magic!

Arrival

~Travel days – teams arrive
~Dinner at Zip Zap Dome

Tournament Day 1 Dinner and After Party

~Breakfast at the hotel
~Transfers to Sports Fields
~Opening Ceremony
~Football tournament and cheerleading competition
~Dinner at Zip Zap Dome
~After Party

Tournament Day 2 Finals, Dinner and After Party

~Breakfast at the hotel
~Transfers to Sports Fields
~Opening Ceremony
~Football tournament and cheerleading competition (including finals)
~Closing Ceremony
~Dinner at Zip Zap Dome
~After Party

Departure

~Breakfast at the hotel
~Travel day – all teams depart

Teams

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Football

 Africa Cup will welcome teams from over 40 countries in Sub Saharan Africa to participate in the football tournament. The football tournament is sure to be an action-packed event with football teams travelling from all over Africa.

The Top 16 Countries in SSA will be eligible to field a whole football team: South Africa, Nigeria / Air Nigeria, SSA & Reg Office, Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Gabon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Cameroon, Mauritius, DRC.

The remaining countries will be grouped by four regions: Central Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, CAR Southern Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, East Uganda, Madagascar, Reunion, West Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau.

Your Country Manager or HR Heads will be advised how many employees will be allocated from each country to make up the four teams. Numbers are worked out on a percentage of employees per region. Each Complete Country Team may bring fifteen Football Players and One Coach (Total 16 members). Team members can be male or female. Each Combined Regional Team may bring sixteen Football Players and One Regional Coach (Total 17 members). Team members can be male or female. Your Country Manager will appoint coaches. Player number allocation for combined teams will be communicated by Africa Cup HQ to your Country Managers and coaches.

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Cheerleading

 The cheerleading competition will enjoy as much of the spotlight as the football tournament. Each cheerleading team can have up to 8 cheerleaders and a cheerleading coach (9 in total). Team members can be male or female. Cheerleading teams are selected before departure. Cheerleading routine videos were submitted and 8 teams have been chosen to compete by the AMB in 2022.

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Supporting

 Each country will be allocated a number of supporters that they can bring to cheer their teams or region and experience the magic of DHL Africa Cup first hand. If you would like to get involved please speak to your HR Manager or coach for more information. Supporters were chosen at your country Town Hall by means of a lucky draw in 2019.

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Coaches

 Please contact your coach for more information on trying out for your country or regions team.

Rules

A Few Points to Consider:  To make sure we all have a great and safe getaway, we have set out some guidelines that we’d ask you to please respect:

General Rules

 Please read or download the general tournament rules here:

Football Rules

 Please read or download the general tournament rules here:

Cheerleading Rules

 Please read or download the general tournament rules here:

Social Media Rules

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Travel

   The majority of the people attending will arrive by plane into Cape Town International Airport. Your flights will be arranged for you and coordinated by your HR Manager or coach. If participants wish to extend their stay (FOR YOUR OWN ACCOUNT) be finalised before flights are booked. Once flights have been booked, any changes will be for the country’s own account.

Passports

You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of travel. Make sure your passport expires after 6 March 2023.

Covid-19

Please note that you will be required to submit a COVID-19 vaccination certificate prior to travel.

Transfers

Transport will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to the hotel – look out for the DHL AFRICA CUP signs. DHL Africa Cup HQ will organise busses to transfer you between the hotel, the tournament venue and the dinner venue. The people attending from Cape Town may park at the hotel and take the transfers.

 

Destination

Accommodation

 Your home for the weekend of Africa Cup will be at the Southern Sun Waterfront or the Cullinan in Cape Town, South Africa. The rooms will have two beds and rooms are on a sharing basis. Once pairing has been done, regrettably, it cannot be changed. Shower facilities will be available at the Tournament venue. If any hotel towels are taken to the tournament they must be returned to the hotel or you will be liable to pay for them. Please ensure you bring your own towels with you.

Catering

 Packed breakfast will be available at the hotels each morning, which you will eat during the transfers to the fields.   Lunch prior to the tournament will be arranged by your HR Manager or coach. Lunch during the tournament will be available at the sports fields. There will be a number of food options available throughout the day.   Dinner will be at Zip Zap Dome. Transfers will be available to take you to from the hotel after the tournament to the dinner venue. There is a group dinner for everyone on Friday. Saturday and Sunday dinner is followed by the After Parties.

Facilities

 There is a limited food market within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel has a bar, swimming pool and gym. The Victoria & Albert (V&A) Waterfront is close to the hotel and houses over 450 shops and restaurants. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the V&A.   There are ATM’s close to the hotels, where you can withdraw ZAR with your Visa, MasterCard or Maestro Cards. Any purchase at the hotel can be paid by credit card or cash (South African Rand / ZAR).   Africa Cup HQ can also arrange transport to and from the V&A Waterfront prior to the tournament. Your coach will need to arrange this with Africa Cup HQ on [email protected]

Tournament Venue

 Both the football and cheerleading competitions will be held at the Cape Town Spurs Soccer Grounds, a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Buses, arranged by Africa Cup HQ, will transport everyone to and from the fields*.