The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif on Tuesday launched the 6th edition of Sheik Sharubutu Ramadan Football Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Sports Minister commended organisers of the Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup for initiating and sustaining such a competition.
This year’s community football competition involving 24 teams will be played on 15th and 16th May, 2021 at the newly constructed Astroturf stadium at New Fadama named after Chief Imam and recently commissioned by President Akufo-Addo.
The teams have been increased from 16 Zongo communities to 24 and Tamimu Issah, one of the organisers – said the increase in participating teams is as a result of growing interest in the competition by Zongo communities.
The 24 Zongo communities are Ashaiman, Alajo, Darkuman, Fadama, Accra, New Town, Nima, Nungua Zongo, Madina, Mamobi, Nsawam Zongo, Sabon Zongo, Shukura, Tunga, Tudu and Kasoa Zongo. The rest are; Koforidua Zongo, Oda Zongo, Suhum Zongo, Tema Zongo, Anyaa Zongo, Hohoe Zongo, Cowlane and Abeka Zongo.
The teams have been paired against each other for the preliminary of the competition, which will be played, for the first time, in two days at the newly constructed AstroTurf at New Fadama.