A tournament dedicated to second division clubs in the Greater Accra region dubbed the “Jordan Anagblah Memorial Cup” has been launched in Accra.
The tournament, put together by Friends of Jordan Anagblah is sponsored by Nii Cudjoe & Associates will involve 64 clubs.
Grouped into eight groups and made up of 8 teams, each group will be divided into two, Group 1 A and Group 1 B with each group having four teams. Winners of the groups will progress to the round of 16 which would be played at two venues.
The ultimate winners will take home a trophy, set of jersey, 10 balls plus a cash prize. The runner-up will receive a set of Jersey, five balls plus cash prize while the two losing semi-finalists will walk away with a set of Jersey each, two balls plus cash prizes.
Scheduled to take-off at the Presec School Park on April 6 to June 16, the finals of the tournament would be played as a curtain raiser to a ceremonial match between Hearts of Oak and members of the squad that won the FIFA U-20 tournament in Egypt.
Speaking at the launch, General coordinator of the tournament, Mr. Eugene Jacquaye said in the era where football activities have come to a standstill, a few friends of the late Mr. Anagblah thought it wise to organise a tournament in his honour to celebrate his legacy.
He said this year marks exactly seven years of Anagblah’s demise and 10 years since he led the Black Satellites to annex the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, the first by any African country.
Mr. David Agorsor, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports who represented the sector Minister Mr. Isaac Asiamah as the Special Guest of Honour, pledged the support of the Ministry for the tournament.
A brother of the late football administrator, Mr. Festus Anagblah, expressed the family’s gratitude to the organisers for thinking up the initiative.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY