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Draw for Leeds African Cup of Nations football event

LACoN 2011
Image caption The Leeds football tournament is in its fifth year

The draw has been made for a football tournament which aims to bring together African communities in Leeds.

The Leeds African Cup of Nations (LACoN) aims to unite people from African backgrounds in the city.

Sixteen teams will compete in four groups in the one-day tournament, in what is the fifth LACoN.

As well as teams with players representing Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, other non-African teams will also be competing.

Participants in the tournament, represent individual countries of their origin or birth but it also attracts teams of individuals who are not African.

This year, a United Nations side are among those competing.

The draw for the group stage was made by the chief executive of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan.

LACoN 2011 takes place on Saturday 4 June 2011 at the Community Sport Centre, Leeds City College, Thomas Danby Campus, Roundhay Road, Leeds between 1100 and 1800 BST.

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