|Number of teams||22|
|Current champions||Sporting Clube da Praia|
The Santiago South Zone Cup (Portuguese: Copa da Ilha de Santiago Sul, Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK: Kopa da dja di Santiagu Sul) is the oldest regional cup competition in Cape Verde and is played during the season in the south of island of Santiago, Cape Verde consisting the municipalities of Praia, Ribeira Grande de Santiago and São Domingos. It consists of all the clubs from all the two regional divisions and are divided into about six rounds. The cup competition is organized by the Santiago South Regional Football Association (Associação Regional de Santiago Sul, ARFSS).The cup winner competed in the regional super cup final in the following season. Since 2007, the winner qualifies into the Cape Verdean Cup which were been canceled from 2012 to 2017 due to financial and scheduling reasons.
Until 2003, it covered the whole island and was known as the Santiago Island Cup (Taça Insular/Regional de Santiago) and was also known as the Praia Cup (Taça da Praia) in which it would later be used for the opening tournament and consisted of only eight to ten clubs and they only came from the city of Praia, no clubs from the north of the island competed in the cup competition as no clubs from that part were registered at the time. The cup competition split in 2002 and the Santiago Cup became the Santiago South Cup. The first cup competition in the North Zone took place in 2007, further competitions took place, recent competitions did not took place today there due to financial reasons. Clubs from the municipality of São Domingos took part of the North Zone's cup competitions until 2010. The 2016 cup final did not took place in May 2016 due to an unknown reason. The cup final was rescheduled and set to April 15, 2017 and Delta won their only regional cup title.
Its recent cup winner is Sporting Clube da Praia who won their second straight cup title on March 31. Sporting also achieved qualification as cup winner into the super cup which will take place later in the season.
|1985||Académica da Praia|
|1994||Académica da Praia|
|2006-07||Académica da Praia|
|2010-11||Boavista Praia||Vitória da Praia|
|2012-13||CD Travadores||2–0||Celtic da Praia|
|2014/15||Boavista Praia||Académica da Praia|
|2015/16||GDRC Delta||Boavista Praia|
|2016–17||Sporting Praia||1-1 (5–3 pen.)||Os Garridos|
|2017–18||Sporting Praia||2–1||CD Travadores|
Sporting Clube da Praia, short form: Sporting Praia is a professional football club that plays in the Santiago South Premier Division in Cape Verde. It is based in the capital city of Praia in the island of Santiago, one of the unrelegated clubs in the south of the island along with three of the city's four historically mightiest clubs including Académica, Boavista and CD Travadores. Along with Académcia, Boavista, Desportivo, Travadores and Vitória, it is one of several teams that share the same ground, Estádio da Várzea, which has a capacity of 8,000. Sporting has won six championships since independence and a few before independence. The first title was won in the summer of 1962 before independence. Sporting recently won the 2017 national title. Its current president is Carlos Daniel Caetano and its manager is Lito, who once played for Portuguese clubs as footballer.
Boavista Futebol Clube is a football club that had played in the Premier division and plays in the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. It is based in the city of Praia in the island of Santiago. The team has only reached a few of these games before and after independence. Its current president is Luis Manuel Semedo who once coached Boa Vista's Académica Operária. and its manager is Nelito Antunes.
The Cape Verdean Football Championship or the Campeonato Caboverdiano de Futebol is a football competition that was created in 1976 in Cape Verde. A local championship was founded in 1953 before independence, when the islands were still part of the Portuguese Empire.
The Santiago South Premier Division is a regional championship played in Santiago Island, Cape Verde and is a part of the Santiago South Zone Football Association. The winner of the championship plays in Cape Verdean football Championships of each season while the last two placed clubs relegates in the following season. In 2007 and 2013 when Sporting Praia automatically qualified in the championships as they won their national titles in the previous season, a second place club qualified to the national championships. The division features 12 clubs in the premier division for the second time, Varanda and Delta were relegated into the Second Division, Tchadense and Benfica were promoted last season.
Football is the most popular sport in Cape Verde. The league is divided into eleven divisions, of which seven of them are singles and two islands, Santiago and Santo Antão has two zones since 2000. The football association is a federation which is known as the Cape Verdean Football Federation, it became affiliated with CAF in 1986 and later with FIFA in 2001.
Cape Verde has risen to prominence in a number of sporting areas in recent decades.
The 2014–15 season was the season of competitive football (soccer) in Cape Verde.
The 2015–16 season was the season of competitive football (soccer) in Cape Verde.
The island of Santiago in Cape Verde in the middle of the Sotavento Islands is home to several teams and clubs. The major professional clubs are Sporting Praia, Boavista Praia and CD Travadores, semi-pro teams includes Académica da Praia and Desportivo da Praia. From its foundation in 1953 to 1999, the island had a single league of each sport. Since that time, the association and competition are currently divided into two zones, the north and the south and includes all sports including football, basketball, volleyball, futsal and athletics, the only island to have nearly all the sport competitions into two zones.
This article is about the history of football (soccer) in Cape Verde.
The 2016–17 season was the season of competitive football (soccer) in Cape Verde.
In the 2009–10 season of competitive football (soccer) in Cape Verde: The 3rd Cape Verdean Cup took place that year.
1910s – 1920s – 1930s – 1940s – 1950s – 1960s – 1970s – 1980s – 1990s – 2000s
The 2017 Cape Verdean Football Championship season was the 38th beginner level competition of the first-tier football in Cape Verde. It started on 13 May and finished on 27 August, it started a days later than last season. Originally to finish on 15 July, instead, it was rescheduled to 27 August. The championship was governed by the Cape Verdean Football Federation.
The 2017–18 season is the season of competitive football (soccer) in Cape Verde.
The Santiago South Super Cup is a regional super cup competition played during the season in the south of Santiago, Cape Verde consisting the municipalities of Praia, Ribeira Grande de Santiago and São Domingos. The competition is organized by the Santiago South Regional Football Association. Its current champions is Sporting Praia who won their third and recent title. The regional champion competes with the cup champion. If a champion also has a cup title, a cup club who is runner-up qualifies. The upcoming edition will feature the champion Académica da Praia and the cup winner Sporting Praia.
The Santiago South Opening Tournament or the Association Cup, is an opening tournament competition played during the season in the south of Santiago, Cape Verde consisting the municipalities of Praia, Ribeira Grande de Santiago and São Domingos. The competition is organized by the Santiago South Regional Football Association. Its current champions is Desportivo da Praia who won their second and recent title in 2016. Up to around 2012, the competition was mostly known as the Praia Cup. Up to around 2010, it was the Praia Municipal Tournament.
The 2009 Cape Verdean Cup season was the 3rd competition of the regional football cup in Cape Verde. The season started on 20 July and finished with the cup final on 2 August. The cup competition was organized by the Cape Verdean Football Federation. Group A matches took place at Estádio Adérito Sena in Mindelo, São Vicente and Group B matches took place at Estádio Marcelo Leitão in Espargos. The final stage containing two semifinal matches and a final were played at Estádio da Várzea. Boavista Praia won their first of two cup title.
The 2018 Taça Nacional de Cabo Verde is the 6th edition of the Taça Nacional de Cabo Verde, the knockout football competition of Cape Verde. The competition, which is played out in a tournament between the cup winners of the nine islands, returns for the first time since 2012.