2012 African Community Soccer Tournament
The ACST 2012 Tournament will be starting on September 1, 2012.
Saturday, September 1st: 8:00am to 7:00pm.
Finals played on Saturday, September 15th 1pm to 7:00pm
Goal of Event
To promote African Unity amongst the varied African communities living in Southern California. This event is a sporting as well as a cultural event.
Soccer Tournament Date
Saturday, September 1st and Saturday, September 15th 2012
Saturday, September 1st: 8:00am to 7:00pm,
Final match played on Saturday, September 15th 1pm to 7:00pm
John Ferraro Soccer Fields at Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Saturday. September 1st. This location holds 7 soccer fields. It is near the Los Angeles Zoo and the National Autry Center. The soccer fields have restrooms picnic areas and a children’s playground area.
Semi finals and Finals played on Saturday, September 15th at Home Depot Center in Carson. (Home of CHIVAS USA, official partner of the 2012 African Community Soccer Tournament)
Total Number of teams in 2011 soccer tournament: 24.
The players of the teams are formed of African immigrants living in Southern California. Most of these teams have been in existence for an average of 4 years and play on a nonprofessional level. A lot of them are backed by their local communities and associations. The teams play in different leagues around Southern California but this was the first time in California that African teams have been placed on one stage to compete in a Pan African soccer tournament.
The countries/communities that participated in 2011 were:
Ethiopia, Morocco, Uganda, Zambia, Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ethiopia, Togo, Ghana, South Africa, Jamaica, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Mali, Eritrea.
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