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CAPE VERDE CALLS UP ZICO VEIGA FOR MACAU TOURNAMENT

Sept. 15, 2006

CAPE VERDE CALLS UP ZICO VEIGA
For Macau tournament


The Super N. League of New England, sponsored by the Rhode Island Soccer Association, announced that forward Zico Veiga of Club Emigrantes Das Ilhas has been called up to the under 21 National Team of Cape Verde.

League President David Borts made the announcement to local soccer reporters at a press conference in Pawtucket.

Borts said, that the call-up was a first for the player and the league.

"The League is incredibly proud of Zico Veiga and his Club Emigrantes Das Ilhas with whom Zico has been training since he was 13 years old." Borts said. ''Such recognition gives support to the SNL which has become the top Premier Soccer League in New England since its inception in 2004."

The U-21 Cape Verdean National Team will be playing in an Asian Tournament in Macau October 4-23. The tournament will have 9 teams, including, Brasil, Portugal, Macau, and other Portuguese speaking countries of Africa.

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