MTN introduces annual soccer gala tournament in Ashanti

MTN last weekend introduced a community soccer gala fiesta as part of her annual AshantiFest celebration.

The gala, officials say is to ensure that football loving Ghanaians also enjoy the telco’s AshantiFest Celebration.

The soccer fiesta was held in Kumasi at the Asem park and lasted all day after which sumptuous cash prices were awarded the winning teams.

The Fante New Town Community Football team won this year’s gala while the Aboabo team placed second.

For winning the gala, Fante New Town Community Football Team took away a cash prize of GHC 1,500.00, a set of jersey and a glittering trophy donated by MTN-Ghana.The runner up, Aboabo Community Football Team took home a cash amount of GHC 1,000.00 and a set of jersey as their prize.Meanwhile, the four semi-finalists each received GHC 400.00 for qualifying from the quarter final stage to the last four of the gala.A participation fee of GH 200.00 was earlier paid to all the 10 teams that were invited to participate in the prestigious gala.

Head of Technical for MTN’s Northern Business District; Charles Osei Akoto told MTN had excellent feedback from the games and hence will make it a permanent feature of the Ashantifest celebrations.

He explains that everyone in every cranny must be touched by the success of MTN hence the introduction of the game.

Earlier that morning, MTN held a walkathon and health screening event for its loyal customers in the region. Participants were also taking through sessions of aerobic exercises after which refreshments were provided.

Mr. Osei Akoto explains that there are more activities lined up for the rest of the month as part of the Ashantifest celebration.





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