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AFC Elite Tournament ends for football adequacy

The 2022 Elite Tournament played by clubs not yet affiliated with the Cochabamba Football Association (AFC) ended on Saturday with the presence


The 2022 Elite Tournament played by clubs not yet affiliated with the Football Association (AFC) ended on Saturday with the presence of 16 teams, those that will enter the process of reinsertion and unification to the categories of the entity.

After the separation of Valluno football in 2011 and its subsequent reunification agreement in 2021, it was determined that nine clubs from the Non-Amateur “A” category and seven from “B” will play against the 16 from the First Division “A” and 16 from the First Division “B”, respectively, in the so-called “Unification of Cochabambino Soccer” tournament

The 48 clubs in question will be part of the categorization between affiliates and those who rejoin.

“We have classified nine teams to ‘A’ and seven to ‘B’, with what is being fulfilled that 25 will play in ‘A’ and 23 in ‘B’, where the best will stay to add 16 in the first and 16 in the second. In a form of cascade, the teams will go down in category, ”explained Jhon Maldonado, member of the Technical Commission of the reinstated entity.

The nine “A” clubs are: Funinka, Cosmos, Enrique Happ, Libertad, Escara, Comteco, Real Cochabamba, Municipal and Ladislao Cabrera.

For the “B” go: FC Cocha, Tigres, Arsenal, Felipez, Nueva Alianza, Sajama and San Lorenzo.

In the case of Real Cochabamba and Enrique Happ, the issue of the duality of names with two other teams already affiliated in the AFC must still be resolved.