The eight teams to compete are drawn from La, Ga Mashie, Osu, Teshie, Nungua, Tema, Prampram and Ada.
Nii Obodai Adai Iv, Mankralo of La said the football tournament is a laudable initiative that can lead to other endeavors.
Obodai Sai, Marketing Manager of McDan Group who represented Dr. Dan Mackorley, said this year is going to be an improvement in the organization and prayed that the footballers who are going to be the focus of the teeming fans must also raise the standard of the game.
He expressed that McDan believes in quality and hoped that the best football would be displayed.
Nii Adjetey Dormon, chief organizer and chairman of the local planning committee formed to run the smooth organization of the tournament said the runners up will take home a handsome package of $1,000 and the Goal king getting $150.
“Other prizes are $200 for the most exciting player and $150 for the best defender or goal keeper, the best behaved supporters will get $200 and all the participating teams will collect 500ghc as match appearance fees” he explained.
All the teams were presented with quality branded jerseys and mitre footballs, with the Royal Genesis Entertainment dishing out popular kpanlogo music.
Some of the dignitaries and traditional leaders who graced the ceremony were J.T. Aryeh – La stool secretary, Asafoatse Kabutey Assem III representing Ada, Hon. Thomas Tetteh Brown Boye- Doe, Nene Osusey Akwerh II also from Ada, Nene Hodoklamah Sabbah Agbo III from Kesse – Ada and Sir Josiah Boye – Doe.
Emmanuel Armah “Senegal, a former Black Stars player lauded the initiative and urged footballers from the Ga Adangbe tradition to work hard to earn places in the national teams.
By Sammy Heywood Okine