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Full name Associação Desportiva & Cultural Tchadense
Associação Desportiva, Social & Cultural Tchadense
Founded 1984
Ground Achada Santo António and
Estádio da Várzea,
Praia, Cape Verde
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Cape Verde Jacinto Santos[1]
League Santiago Island League (South)
Premier Division
2016–17 6th

Associação Desportiva Social & Cultural Tchadense (Capeverdean Crioulo, ALUPEC or ALUPEK as well as Badiu: Txadensi) is a football club that plays in the Premier League of the Santiago Island South Zone League in Cape Verde. It is based in the neighborhood of Achada de Santo António in the southern part of the capital city of Praia and the name of the club is of the common form of Badiu in the island of Santiago. Its current chairman is Jacinto Santos[1]


Its logo is a seal with two blue rims with the club name on top and the name of the club on the bottom, it has a red boat with a small blue stripe on top followed by a larger white stripe and two hands carrying a seashell.


Its uniform colors are white and dark blue.


The club was founded in 1984 and were founded by several young people. On October 17, 1995, the club was officially registered in the local football (soccer) it was published in a press later on October 30. The club first appeared in the second division in 1996 and elevated in 1997. In 1998, it was relegated into the Second Division, an increase number of matches led to a partial deterioration of the grass and the competition were cancelled in 1999, for Tchadense, they did not compete again until 2005.

The full name of the club was changed to Associação Desportiva & Cultural Tchadense on October 12, 2008.

In the 2013-14 Tchadense was relegated to the Regional Second Division for the next few seasons, later in 2014, as a finalist in the Southern Santiago Cup, the club was to face Sporting Clube da Praia (champion, also a cup winner) on November for the regional super cup, the competition was postponed.

In 2015 Tchadense finished very last. The club was second place in the regional second division for the shortened 2015/16 season behind Benfica Praia and qualified into the Premier Division as no promotional matches were played due to the addition of two new clubs for the Second Division in the following season. In a few seasons, Tchadense is again in the regional Premier Division for the 2016/17 season, the club' first match on November 6 ended in a scoreless draw with Benfica, a club that also promoted with Tchadense last season. The fourth week match on December 3 defeated CD Travadores 2-3, one of the top five clubs of the city, as Desportivo Praia scored no goals in the week, for the first time in some seasons, Tchadense went the number one spot and continues for three weeks, after losing to Desportivo, the club is was third, their positions dropped to sixth at the 9th round and would be for the remainder of the season with some expections, Tchadense was 5th from rounds 14-16, 7th at the 19th round and 5th at the 21st round after their last win of the season over Eugénio Lima (a club who merged with Lapaloma), Tchadense had 27 points, 7 wins and draws and scored 25 goals. A high unreached in a couple of seasons. In early April, with enough points, Tchadense will spend their second consecutive season in the Premier Division.


Estádio da Várzea, second home field of Tchadense

Tchadense has its home field in Achada de Santo António, the field is small measuring about 70x48 meters. Due to its perfect field size, Tchadense's matches are played at Estádio da Várzea, a multi-use stadium in Praia, Cape Verde. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 8,000. The stadium has seat rows in the left and right sides and a small hill and a plateau lies to the west. The stadium is home to the three best football clubs in Cape Verde and the island's six best, Sporting, CD Travadores, Boavista FC, Académica, Desportivo and Vitória, all in the Santiago South Championships.

The club practices at Campo de Achada de Santo António.


Secondary achievements[edit]

  • Regional: 2
    • Santiago Island Second Division: 1

League and cup history[edit]

Island/Regional Championship[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2013–14 2 10 18 3 5 10 17 34 -17 10 Finalist Relegated to the Regional Second Division
2015–16 3 2 16 - - - - - - -
2016–17 2 6 22 7 7 8 25 28 -3 28 1st Round


  • Best position at a cup competition: Finalist
  • Appearances at all of the lower tiers of the Regional Championships: 22

Current squad[edit]

As of December 18, 2016[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Ceginaldo Pereira Tavares
Edson Lizandro Pereira
Fábio André T. Lopes
Cape Verde João Paulino M. Fernandes
Kennedy Monteiro Correia
Leandro dos Santos Maria
S. Monteiro


  1. ^ a b "Jacinto Santos, New President of ADSC Tchadense" (in Portuguese). RTC. 
  2. ^ "Scorer and squad statistics". Konkuri. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 

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