The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has launched the 6th Sheik Nuhu Ibrahim Sharubutu Ramadan Football Cup at the media centre of the Accra Sports Stadium.
This year’s community football competition involving 24 teams will be played on 15th and 16th May, 2021 at the newly constructed Astroturf park named after Chief Imam and recently commissioned by President Akufo-Addo.
The Minister commended the organizers led by Alhaji Tamimu Issa for sustaining such an important competition over the last six years to foster unity not only among the Muslim communities but also people they live with.
The minister assured them that Government will continue with its sports infrastructural development projects nationwide to ensure access to training facilities and important competitions like this.
Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director General of National Sports Authority (NSA), who was at the event praised Chief Imam for promoting peace in the country by not only advocating for spiritual health of an individual especially in this Ramadan month but also to ensure sound body and mind achieved through sports.
He again encouraged the organizers to expand the participating regions from two currently to 16.
Prof. Twumasi also promised to provide assistance from regional directorates of the National Sports Authority when the event is extended to the regions.
Representatives from Chief Imam and Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia were also in attendance.
The opening match, according to the balloting will feature Cowlane against Sabon Zongo.
Some of the sponsors of the biggest community football tournament in Ghana are Electroland, Ashfoam and Bela Mineral Water and Adonko Next Level.
By Nana Prempeh| Myxyzonline.com