August 26, 2017 – Jigjiga, Ethiopia - the 3rd edition of the Copa Coca Cola National Tournament is officially open at the newly built stadium of Jigjiga today. A total of 22 teams, 11 boys and 11 girls, selected from 9 regions and 2 city administrations will participate on the one week tournament that will end on the 3rd of September. On the occasion, the Ethio Somali Regional State Representative, the Ethiopian Football Federation President and Coca Cola representative while delivering their speeches expressed their pleasure to see the talented youth which are the hopes for the future of Ethiopian football to the media and other invited guests.
The annual series of games that inspire youth to sharpen their abilities learn the positives of teamwork and, for a gifted few, even prepare for a career in football. Copa Coca-Cola is one of the world’s largest brand-supported, youth football programs to date. Copa Coca-Cola is held in partnership with the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) and the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy and aims to create a venue where teenagers under 15 can showcase their talents.