Africa-Press – Cape verde. The teams from Académica, from São Filipe, and Nô Pintcha, from Mosteiros, are the finalists of the 2022/23 edition of the Taça Fogo, in football, whose final game will take place on the 22nd of April.
The team from Académica defeated Grito Povo, from Mosteiros, by 2-1 in the semi-finals, after being losing, while Nô Pintcha, from Mosteiros, who had eliminated Vulcânico in the quarter-finals, won in the lottery of penalties against Valencia’s side, São Filipe, 4-3, after a 1-1 draw during regulation time.
It is the first time that the two teams will face each other in the final of the Taça Fogo, in football. However, about seven seasons ago, the two teams, Académica and No Pintcha, qualified for the final of this competition that did not take place due to a protest filed by Vulcânico, who had been eliminated in the semi-finals by Académica, a protest that the Regional Football Association of Fogo never resolved.
Resumption of the regional championship of Fogo
Next weekend, the regional championship will resume with the 16th round games. Vulcânico leads, with one more point than Académica, when there are still nine points up for grabs.
Vulcânico depends on itself to win the title, just winning the three games it has left, while Académica depends on third parties, that is, it has to win its games and wait for some of the opponents to “steal” points from Vulcânico.
It should be remembered that Botafogo Futebol Clube is the holder of the Fogo Cup in Football, edition 2021/22, having beaten No Pintcha by 2-0, in the then final played at the José Rodrigues stadium (Mosteiros) on April 24, 2022.
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