Once you register your team, you accept to comply and conform with all tournament conditions. All Africa Youth Cup terms and conditions including tournament regulations are binding; they must be consulted and adhered to strictly on our website:

Subject to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers could adjust the schedule of the fixtures ahead of the opening ceremony without prior notice and this shall be duly communicated to participating teams for their information.

The organisers reserve all rights to use videos, photographs, and other similar images of the tournament on our website and other print/electronic media materials without prior consent from participants.

Registration opens on the 2nd of September 2019.

Participation category: Male born in the year 2003.

Participation category: Female born in the year 2004.

The closing date for registration of teams shall be the 18th of May 2020.


Africa Youth Cup takes AGE CONTROL very seriously. Teams are hereby advised to take the issue of players’ age with utmost seriousness to ensure only players of accurate age are presented.


Visas shall be granted on arrival to all participants of the Africa Youth Cup at the airport. Importantly, it must be noted that all participants shall be required to pay tourism tax at the airport before visa is granted. The amount of this tax may not be more than 35 euro per person.


Teams shall be officially registered once they have remitted the non-refundable registration fee of 300 EUR. Subsequent participation cost payment must be made accordingly to fully secure your place in the tournament. If you register your team online and you don`t pay the registration fee, your registration will not be valid.

The tournament is open to all teams around the world, offering both African content and a blend of Western, South American, including Asian flavours.


Note that it is outside the policy of Africa Youth Cup tournament organisers to provide group insurance to prospective participants. Accordingly, clubs/schools, leaders of delegation take responsibility to procure on behalf of participants/contingent, adequate insurance policy necessary to cover all costs, risk and other unforeseen circumstances during the tournament. Africa Youth Cup tournament organisers do not accept liability and shall not be responsible for losses arising from theft, burglary, injury, loss of property, medical emergencies or other medical needs, acts of terrorism, acts of God, natural disaster, or any other risk which may arise during the tournament. We strongly advise that participating teams must have their group medical insurance as a pre-condition for participating in the tournament. Where evidence of such insurance policy is not provided, the organisers reserve the right to withdraw the participation of the team/contingent in the tournament. We advise you to come with your first aid kit box and a trained medical staff/physio.


Teams shall be officially registered upon the remittance of a non-refundable registration fee of 300 euro. Subsequent payment to cover accommodation must be made to fully secure your place in the tournament. Where you register your team online and do not pay the requisite registration fee, your registration shall not be valid.


Confirmation of your place in Africa Youth Cup tournament and your choice accommodation can only be guaranteed after we received your initial 50% deposit of your accommodation cost. Once a team registers for the Africa Youth Cup tournament, it automatically bestows on the organisers the obligation to make financial commitments to that effect on its behalf with our programme partners such as accommodation and logistics providers. Consequently, the first payment and initial deposit of 50% of the accommodation participation package shall be forfeited if the team cancels its booking. However, if you cancel your participation before the closing date for registration, 60% of any other amount paid shall be credited for future tournament. Africa Youth Cup does not entertain refund but shall post it as credit note against future participation.


Africa Youth Cup tournament shall be played in accordance with prevailing FIFA rules. It is open to all youth clubs and academies who are members of FIFA affiliated national associations. Schools and Colleges with football teams may participate if affiliated to their school sports associations and endorsed by their national associations. The matches shall be officiated by referees from TOURNAMENTS ABROAD and referees from the Federação Cabo-Verdiana de Futebol.


Registration for Africa Youth Cup tournament opens on the 2nd of September 2019. Once we attain the maximum number of teams, registration shall close before the scheduled date.


The Africa Youth Cup tournament shall commence with an opening match as the opening ceremony of the tournament, thereafter, matches shall continue the next day in group stages. Games Standings will be determined according to points. Victory shall attract 3 points, Draw 1 point, Defeat 0 point. The first and second placed teams after the group stages shall automatically advance to Play-off-A (Quarter final). The other teams will now play in the Play-off-B (Quarter final). This stage of the tournament shall be determined by direct elimination, and in case of a draw, teams shall proceed to penalties according to FIFA regulations.


Arrival is served with dinner and departure served with breakfast. Hostel Accommodation ‐ (10 days / 9 nights) 26th June- 5th July 2020. All accommodations are on full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). All meals shall be at the hostel accommodation or meal centre and all registered participants shall be provided with meal tickets. Note that maximum players allowed in the hostel are twenty-two (22) and maximum staff of four (4).


Teams shall further be required to make a security deposit of 250 EUR on arrival. This sum must be paid before check-in and may differ from one accommodation to the other. This amount shall be refunded on departure day if no damage was done to accommodation facilities by any member of the team delegation. Africa Youth Cup organisers take no responsibility for whatever damage done to property by team members during their stay.


  • 2nd September 2019: Online registration is open
  • Participation category: Male born in the year 2003
  • Participation category: Female born in the year 2004
  • 18th May 2020: Closing date for registration & final balance payment is due
  • 25th May 2020: Final day to send players list and accommodation list
  • 26th June 2020: Arrival of teams & accreditation
  • 27th June 2020: Opening Ceremony. One group stage match on opening ceremony day. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach
  • 28th June 2020: Group stage matches continue. Free time for leisure, leaders party, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits
  • 29th June 2020: Group stage matches continue. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits. FAN ZONE is open
  • 30th June 2020: Final Group stage matches. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits. FAN ZONE is open
  • 1st July 2020: Play-off A/B. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits. FAN ZONE is open
  • 2nd July 2020: Semi-Finals A/B. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits. FAN ZONE is open
  • 3rd July 2020: Finals (B). Third Place Finals (A) @ Varzea. Free time for leisure, events, tourism, and beach if your schedule permits. FAN ZONE is open and shall close on this day. Referee Refresher Training
  • 4thJuly 2020: Finals - Closing Ceremony @ Estadio Nacional
  • 5th July 2020: Departure of all teams


All team leaders as mentioned in team list submitted to tournament organisers are fully responsible for the conducts of players in and out of accommodation throughout the duration of the tournament. Leaders should not hesitate to contact the organisers for clarification on whatever issue they are in doubt. It is very important to respect meal schedules as teams or players might forfeit meals for lateness. Timetable for meals must be adhered to strictly. It is not allowed to move about the city without putting on tournament T-shirt and identity card obtained at point of registration. There shall be consequences for non-compliance which could lead to exclusion from tournament and eviction from the accommodation.


Teams are at liberty to rent a private bus service for the entire period of the tournament. This is an exclusive service that guarantees movement to matches and sightseeing par day with the bus. Contact the tournament organisers for more information concerning the private bus service. Tournament shuttle bus to matches is not included in participation cost. Teams are required to procure this service for the duration of tournament. This shuttle bus service only functions to take teams from accommodation to matches and vice versa. We advise you contact the tournament organisers for more information concerning this shuttle bus service.


Note that airport shuttle bus for transfer to accommodation is not included in the participation cost. Contact the tournament organisers for more information about this service. Teams must make reservations for their airport transfers one month before arrival using the travel schedule details.


The duration of the group Stage matches shall be 2x35 minutes, while the duration of the knockout stages shall be 2x40 minutes.


Leaders of team delegation shall be responsible for the presentation of team’s required documents upon arrival for accreditation. Note that all members are required to possess international and or ECOWAS passports and Cape Verde travel policy does not require you to apply for visa prior to your travel. Visas are issued on arrival at Nelson Mandela international airport in Praia Cape Verde. Letter of consent from parents in the case of minors shall be required at the airport including travel insurance and a certificate of vaccination.

Other valid documents accepted are plastic coated team ID card for players issued by club. All foreign players shall be required to present ID and passport before a game, the ID must contain information of player like date of birth, full name, photo, and identification number. Note that for teams from Cape Verde, only team ID card shall be required for both accreditation and matches.

To ensure a smooth accreditation upon arrival, only the team leader shall present required documents of all members of the delegation to tournament organisers. Players and other team members must be present for accreditation. This process shall consist the sensitising of the entire delegation about all standing tournament regulations, verification of all documents submitted and most importantly the age of players. Teams are hereby advised to take the issue of players’ age with utmost seriousness to ensure only players of accurate age are presented. A valid group medical travel insurance must be presented during accreditation, this document must be valid until the departure date of 5th July 2020; teams will not be allowed to participate in the Africa Youth Cup.


Travelling to Cape Verde is smooth if you book your flight early. Note that there is a considerable influx of tourists to Cape Verde every month, in fact we observed that more people came in during the Africa Youth Cup and we are convinced that more tourists will enter the country during this period in 2020. Therefore, teams are strongly advised to book their flights early. Once you make the required financial commitment for the tournament, we urge you very strongly to proceed and make the other financial commitment with airline companies like Air Senegal, Trans Air, and other list that we shall send to you to guarantee your connection from Dakar to Praia in case you may not have a direct flight from your country to Cape Verde. It is possible to reach a group booking arrangement with airline companies such that you make payment and send your list of players and officials later, while respecting deadlines and honouring terms of engagement.


In the event that the tournament could not be held or is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances or natural causes or issues beyond our control (force majeure) or due to events not attributable to negligence on the part of the tournament organisers, the organisers shall not be held liable for any damages, costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, additional financial losses, etc. Under these circumstances, the tournament organisers reserve the right to either post all payments made by way of credit note for the next future tournament or to reimburse the delegate/team after deducting costs already incurred which could not be recovered from third party suppliers. Tournament organisers are in no way responsible for injury or economic loss, which may arise in the case of war, war-like events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar causes.

(Contact us for the different cost of accommodation options accordingly)
Group 1
(Hostel accommodation category)
(Hotel accommodation category)
Room TypeDouble Decker BedSingle/Double/Twin/Triple Beds
MealsAll meals in HOSTEL or MEAL CENTERAll meals in HOTEL or MEAL CENTER
AYC Card1 card per person included1 card per person included
Contact us for the different cost of HOSTEL & HOTEL accommodations accordinglyAfrica Youth Cup organisers shall be responsible for distribution and placement of participants in all hostel accommodation.Hotel staff shall be responsible for distribution and placement of participants in rooms. Participants shall be paired in groups of 2, 3, or 4 in the double room option. It might be necessary to split contingent in rooms on different floors of hotel.