The second edition of the MTN Skate Soccer competition comes off at the Handball Court of the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
The competition was launched in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and the upcoming event will see three teams – two from Greater Accra, namely Accra Giants and Zongo Lions alongside Western Tigers form the Western Region- slugging it out for the title.
The event would be played in a round robin format to select a winner to face the Ashanti Warriors in a grand finale slated for September 27, in Accra.
The captains of the three various teams are fired up and have promised patrons and fans of the sport fireworks with all the three teams determined to carry the day to end the right to play in the finals.
The three teams will be led by Gariba Sanni, the national skate soccer captain, the ubiquitous Ahmed Gariba (MALLAM) and the hardworking Abdul Malik Jabir AKA Spinoza respectively.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Federation of Skate Soccer (IFSS), Albert Frimpong, expressed his gratitude to his two main sponsors, MTN Ghana Limited and Binatone Ghana Limited and the Ghanaian Sports Media for the support given the young sport so far.
“We would want to express our profound gratitude to our headline sponsor, MTN Ghana Limited and Binatone who have always been there for us and also not forgetting the wonderful support from Ghanaians for their role in the growth of this young sport which has now been accepted at the International level,” he said.
According to him, the IFSS would be rewarding skate soccer fans for their loyalty with additional and exciting promotions saying “we intend collaborating with the media to put out a total of hundred questions to test people’s knowledge of the game and the various sponsors”.
Albert Frimpong who is also a Board Member of the Ghana Olympic Committee said at the end of the promotion, people with the highest scores of correct answers will win great products including double decker fridges, blenders, microwaves, phones, airtime, modems and many more valuable products from the sponsors.
He invited sports fans to throng to the stadium to demonstrate their love to the physically challenged whilst brightening their lives.
STORY BY Sammy Heywood Okine