The town of Bekwai, in the Ashanti region is expected to take centrestage on 24th August, this month when a special football gala competition comes around.
A philanthropist, Lawyer Kwasi Amofa Agyemang, an indigene of Asokore in the Asante Bekwai Municipal of Ashanti Region has decided to organize a football ‘gala’ competition for the locals.
The event is slated for 24th of August this year.About 34 teams each representing an electoral area are expected to participate in the competition.
The teams will be seeded into 8 groups with each comprising of 4 teams. Teams that qualify from preliminary group stage will proceed to the knockout stage.
The matches will be played at Abodom, Kokofu, Bekwai, Bogyawe, Adankragya, Anwiankwata, Poano and Dominase.
The Knockout will be hosted at Poano, Semi final stage at Abodom and the final will be held either Bekwai/Dominase.
All participating teams will be given a set of jerseys.
The ultimate winner will take home GHS 5000, first runner’s up Ghc3000 and second runner’s up Ghc2000.
The event coordinator, Mr Seth Amoako explained that the games will foster good relations amongst the towns.
It will discover and unearth the untapped budding football talents in the Municipal.
He added “there is going to be a free and fair officiating” from the class one referee at all the stages.
Security of participants and spectators is also assured.