64 Division Two clubs vie for honours in maiden Jordan Anagblah Memorial Cup

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Odonpong Wellington performing the ceremonial kick off ahead of the start of the competition last Saturday

The maiden Jordan Anagblah Memorial Tournament began on Saturday, April 6 at the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School Park at Legon with 64 Division Two clubs battling for the ultimate.

The competition, organised by friends and colleagues of the late football administrator and coordinated by Mr Eugene Jacquaye, will witness the teams play in the preliminary round for the next three weeks before winners and runners-up from the eight groups will progress to the next stage.

The tournament, which is sponsored by law firm, Nii Cudjoe and Associates, will witness the overall champions receive GH₵1,500 as cash prize, trophy, a set of jersey and balls, the second best team will receive GH₵1,000 while the third and fourth place teams will receive GH₵500 each and souvenirs.

Performing the ceremonial kick-off on Saturday, a representative from Nii Cudjoe and Associates, Odonpong Wellington encouraged the teams to take advantage of the tournament to display their full potentials. Mr Wellington assured the teams of their continuous support to make the competition a success.

For his part, Tournament Coordinator, Mr Eugene Jacquaye said: “This is a tournament for Division Two clubs to get the players in shape and also occupy the space as there is no activity for clubs in that division.

“Most of these players move directly from this division to play for clubs in Europe as well as the Division One and Premier Leagues in Ghana so it’s important we also get them busy, especially with the NC Special Competition underway for Premier and Division One League clubs,” he added.

Last Saturday, Pofmade FC defeated Miracle FC 5-1 in the opening game while Golden Youth beat Still Believe FC 1-0.

The competition is meant to honour Jordan Anagblah, who held several positions in Ghana football until his untimely demise in 2012.