Gothia Cup is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, around 1600 teams from 80 nations take part and they play 4500 games on 110 fields.
It’s the teams, and participants from around the world that make the tournament unique. A meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin color or nationality, with football as the common denominator.
Gothia Cup was first held in 1975. The tournament was started by the football associations BK Häcken, GAIS and a local newspaper but has been owned since the early 80′s entirely and solely by BK Häcken. Through the years, almost a million players from a total of 140 countries have participated in the tournament. In 2014 Gothia celebrates it’s 40th year anniversary.
CBSA made it’s maiden appearance in the year 2000 and has won it several times with the last being 2009 with the boys under 14 and has since been a regular.
The first girl’s team participated in2011 comprising of girls from a community called Chilulu compound who also participated in 2013. This year 2014 another girl’s team from Luangwa and Chilulu compounds make up the under 17 team who won the bonus prize to go and represent not only the organization but the country as a whole.
We wish them all the best as they travel to make our nation and CBSA proud.