Accra will experience a soccer shake-up in the next four weeks when Ghana’s biggest and most participatory football event, Tigo Community Soccer, invades the nation’s capital beginning this weekend.
The coastal communities of Teshie, Bukom and Gbeigbeise in Dansoman will host three consecutive weeks of action-packed community football competition while Ashaiman in Tema will host the fourth event.
The National Co-ordinator of Tigo Community Soccer, Nana Yaw Osei Darkwa told newsmen in Accra, ‘The capital will experience a week on week stir in football with the events we have planned. ‘Community football rivalry is very healthy in Accra. At least 1000 footballers will take part in the four events. All these players will get jerseys, a pair of hose and the opportunity to display their craft before football scouts and accredited FIFA agents,’ said Nana Yaw Osei Darkwa.
The Public Relations and Advertising Manager of Tigo Community Soccer, Kwamena Buckman said, ‘Tigo cares for the Community. We care about their health status of everyone in the community. We realise there are many lifestyle diseases that can be managed or prevented if people knew about their status early enough.’
The LEKMA Hospital in Teshie will be the first beneficiary of the blood donation exercise as the first event in the Accra leg of the Tigo Community Soccer Competition will be held at the Teshie Estate Preparatory School Park.
Some of the communities scheduled to take part in the competition are Teshie Zongo, Century, Sea Lady, Teshie Camp 2, Tebibiano and Gornno school. The other communities are Nungua Zongo, First Junction, Coco Beach, Grada Estates, Teshie Estates, Annomantu Manna Mission, Las Cala, Nungua Adegon and Nungua C5. The health screening and blood donation exercise runs on the sidelines of the football activity.
After Teshie, the Tigo Community Soccer competition will berth at Bukom for the Ga Mashie leg of the tourney.
Dansoman and Ashaiman will then take their turns before Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region and Sekondi in the Western Region.
The Central Region will host the final edition of this year’s Tigo Community Soccer Competition on June 7 and 8 .
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