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SPORTS

Football

The Kaupelanese Football Association (Sehate Futbol Kaupèlan) was founded in 1961 and was affiliated to FIFA in 1963. In 2003, there were 60 registered clubs and 4.000 registered players.

- The first division is composed of 12 teams;

- The second division is composed of 16 teams.

The main football stadiums are : Watera, in Purikali (75,000 places); Fernao Hafanut, in Irnik (40,000); Abdullah Umayunti, in Bandajaya (25,000); Wuro Samal, in Jalabara (20,000); Lirai Wasahi I, in Masar (20,000); Adi Lemos, in Sanantonyo (10,000); Laham Tanafari, in Palimaata (10,000) and Sunu Ira, in Misuwai (10,000).

Championships

Kaupelanese League – the 1st Division double round-robin championship is played from January to May. The first four teams play in the U-Cup. The last two go to the 2nd Division in the next year.

Makuwa League – the 2nd Division double round-robin championship is played from February to May. The winner and the runner-up move to the 1st Division in the next year.

Regional Leagues 4 championships (double round-robin): Central (Purikali-Masar, 8 teams), Northern (Kiwangar, 6 teams), Southwestern (Irnik-Wisanyo, 8) and Southeastern (Nilau-Terong, 6), played from September to December.

Kaupelanese Cup – Championship of 4 groups (double round-robin) and knockout phases with the 24 best teams (1st and 2nd Division), played from June to September. The winner and runner up play the next  B-League.

Bandanese League – Double round-robin championship with 8 teams, played from October to December. Champion plays the qualifying phase of AFC Champions League.

Union Cup – Championship of 4 groups with 16 GFN teams, played in August.

AFC Champions League – Championship of Asian teams. Champion of the B-League participates in the qualifying stage, played from February to May.



Rugby

The SERAK (Sehate Rakbi Kaupelan) or Kaupelanese Rugby Association is responsible by the sport that is also very popular in the country. In 2015, the national team got the 26th position in the world's rank. The good performance continued in 2016 with the national team getting the 2nd place among 16 teams in a tournament played in Voskia.




Olympic Games

The National Olympic Committee (Komiti Olimpik Tana) organises and supports all the Olympic activities, including the participation of Kaupelanese athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


  


Kaupelan also participated in the previous editions of FICT Games (2013 and 2015) and is now hosting the 2017 FICT Games.

Martial Arts

The Martial arts, like taekwondo, karate and boxing, are popular as well. Capoeira is gaining importance in the country due to its similarity with an ancient Martial art called wautasar ("foot fight"). Capoeira was introduced by the end of the 90s by a Brazilian player, master Mutuca, who created the first Capoeira group in the country, the Ngadya Kapwera Berimbau Kaupèlan (Berimbau Kaupelan Capoeira Group).