Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, hosted the local tournament of the Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament at the Lizzy Sports Complex, on 25th February 2017. Multichoice Ghana Limited emerged winners after an entertaining round of soccer, beating Latex Foam 2 – 1 in extra time to clinch this year’s local trophy. 16 teams made up of clients of the Bank and some media houses competed in the tournament.
Team Multichoice will represent Ghana at the Standard Chartered Trophy West Africa Regional tornament, competing against the winning teams from Nigeria and Cameroon on 11th March, 2017 at the Lizzy Sports Complex. Jason McAteer – Liverpool legend will join the Regional tournament in Ghana and provide tips to the finalists. Whiles in Ghana, he will also host a soccer clinic for children and engage clients.
The winner of the West Africa Regional tournament wins the ultimate prize of participating in the Standard Chartered Trophy Final in Anfield. This is a four-day all expense paid trip to the UK. In addition, the team will receive a professional training session with LFC legends and coaches to help them prepare for the “Final’ tournament.
The Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament is an international 5-aside football tournament that provides local markets with a platform to actively engage its clients, staff and stakeholders. It is hinged on the the Bank’s sponsorship of Liverpool FC. Winners of competitions in the various markets receive an all expenses paid trip to Anfied, the home of Liverpool FC to join other winners to play in a Finals tournament to determine The Standard Chartered Trophy Winner in a particular year.
Speaking at the local tournament, Mansa Mettey, incoming CEO of Standard Chartered Ghana Limited said, “Since 2010, the partnership between Standard Chartered and Liverpool FC has generated great excitement around our brand and provided outstanding opportunites for our clients in all markets especially Ghana. Being a brand that is passionate about what resonates with our clients, we have leveraged on our sponsorship with Liverpool to make the dreams of many Ghananian football fans come true.”
MultiChoice has been charged to win the West African regional competiton and proceed to Anfield, representing Ghana and the region.
Standard Chartered has been the main sponsors of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League since 2010.