The Central regional capital, Cape Coast, will buzz with the final event in the 2014 series of the Tigo Community Soccer competition this weekend.
Tigo Community Soccer, the biggest and the most participatory football grassroots competition in Ghana had already visited eight regions and some major towns in the country.
Some beneficiary towns and cities include Mampong, Kumasi, Tamale, Sekondi, Ashaiman, Ga Mashie and Sunyani. Almost 3000 footballers have been given jerseys free of charge by Tigo as part of their corporate social responsibility commitments.
As part of Tigo’s Community Care platform, every stop of Tigo community soccer had also provided free medical screening to soccer fans for diseases like diabetes, hypertension and malaria. Tigo also infused a blood donation exercise into this season’s Tigo Community Soccer to help the national blood bank gain more blood. At least, 400 pints of blood have been donated to hospitals around Ghana.
The mainstay of the Tigo community soccer however is grassroots football organised at the inter-community level where heroes are first born.
Alfred Dowuona- Hammond, an official of Tigo said, ‘This year’s Tigo Community Soccer competition has become even bigger and better. At Tigo, we engage the communities because we are the official sponsor of their passion which is football. Tigo also wants to show these communities that we care not just for their football but also their health.’
Takoradi is the latest instalment of Tigo Community Soccer that has just been observed. Sulele Park, the hosts tripled their honour role by winning the competition for the third straight year. Bankyease came second while Kweikuma came in third place.
Registration for all 16 teams to take part in the Tigo community soccer would happen tomorrow at the main Tigo office in Cape Coast around Mfantsipim School.
Some of the participating communities in the competition include Kawano Pado, Tantre, Ntsin, Third Ridge, Bakano and Pedu. Other communities taking part are London Bridge, Kotokuraba, Troom, Coronation, Abura, Abom, Elmina and Zion.
From The Sports Desk
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