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40 for Road To Anfield five-a-side tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 25th March 2019 08:54 AM

The winners will attend an English Premier League match, benefit from a professional training session with the “Reds” legends and coaches at the Liverpool FC Academy.

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USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi (left), Standard Chartered Managing Director Albert Saltson (2nd left), FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and the banks staff pose with the Road To Anfield trophy during the launch of the tournament in Kampala, March 22 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The winners will attend an English Premier League match, benefit from a professional training session with the “Reds” legends and coaches at the Liverpool FC Academy.

 
Forty corporate companies will compete in the fifth edition of the Standard Chartered Cup - “Road to Anfield” campaign, an international 5 aside football tournament that offers football fans a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ opportunity to travel to the UK.
 
The winners will attend an English Premier League match, benefit from a professional training session with the “Reds” legends and coaches at the Liverpool FC Academy before attending a match viewing session of a Liverpool game in August 2019.
 
The 40 teams will be organised in eight groups for the group stages and the group games will be played on a round robin basis. The top two in each group, will advance to the round of 16, and the winners will go on a knock out format advancing until the final.
 
The participating teams of 7 players each, will play 10-minute 5-aside matches (with 2 substitutes).
 
It is hinged on the Bank’s Liverpool FC sponsorship and is a great opportunity for Standard Chartered to reinforce its partnership with Liverpool FC and generate direct benefits to the businesses. 
 
“We are very excited to host the Standard Chartered Cup once again for our clients, staff and the media. As a Bank, we are passionate; about football, about our clients, about our staff, about Liverpool Football Club and about the LFC fans in Uganda. That is why we keep organizing this futsal tournament, where 40 teams, formed from our customer base and media battle it out for an opportunity to win the Grand prize of watching a match live at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club,” Standard Chartered Managing Director Albert Saltson stated.
 
According to John Mwesigye, the Chief Information Officer and Chairman of the Standard Chartered Cup organizing committee  A company will only be considered dully registered upon completing the process of sharing the supporting documents from the Human Resource departments of the respective companies, confirming the players registered are employees with a passport photo, payment of registration fees and consenting to the terms and conditions.
 
“A team that has won the grand prize in the past may participate in the tournament but it will not be eligible to qualify to win the grand prize for one year following its last win. The team may be given a consolation prize in case they reach the final round of the tournament as they will have to forfeit the grand prize.”Mwesigye stated.
 
Registration opened on March 22 and will close on April 22, ahead of the draws and kick off at Namboole on May 15 and May 18 respectively.    

 

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