A non-profit organization, Dagbon Excellence Foundation has launched a maiden football competition for elite clubs in the Northern Region.
The prestigious competition christen ‘Gbewaa Charity Cup’ would be played at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium with the various football clubs.
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Baba Abdulai said in a press statement that the game is scheduled during the pre-season premier league.
According to him, the aim of the foundation is to promote competitive human capital development and skill acquisition in unearthing talents in the Dagbon traditional area.
He was certained that the competing clubs would gain exposure and put Tamale on the spotlight to attract investments to the benefits of the citizenry.
Mr. Baba revealed that a trophy has been secured for the winning team to attain a bragging right for the year.
“To spice up the competition, we have put in place a trophy for the winning team to attain a bragging right for the year in view and enhance their trophy winning attitude and mentality for glory. The clubs will again be open to some sponsorship packages in due course, they will get prime time publicity and outstanding players will win individual honours for the instituted competition in respect”, the statement noted.
Addressing representatives of the clubs at the launch at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium, Chairman of the Northern Region football Association, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyz lauded management of the Dagbon Excellence Foundation for the initiative, stating that it motivate the younger football clubs in the region.
He appealed to organizers of the competition to consider other clubs outside the region in their subsequent games.
Read the full Statement Below.
PROPOSED NORTHERN TERRITORY ELITE CLUBS COMPETITION AS ANNUAL “GBEWAA CHARITY CUP” BY DAGBONG EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION LBG.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPETITION
Dagbong Excellence Foundation presents GBEWAA CHARITY CUP as an annual competition to the entire Naa Gbewaa Kingdom and the world as a prestigious Football competition amongst selected elite Clubs in the country to be showcased during pre-seasons of the Ghana Premier League.
The said prestigious cup is christened GBEWAA CHARITY CUP to brand as a short northern annual football event in honour of the Overlord of Dagbon Kingdom. The Foundation is firstly geared towards promoting competitive human capital development, skills acquisition and exhibitions among others to support in unearthing talents amongst the youth in the Kingdom . We intend to telecast this annual event largely live on television to stimulate football development and support for the local clubs in the territory. It will enhance these clubs globally and put Tamale on the spotlight to attract investments to the benefits of the people.
To spice up the competition, we have put in place a trophy for the winning team to attain a bragging right for the year in view and enhance their trophy winning attitude and mentality for glory. The clubs will again be open to some sponsorship packages in due course, they will get prime time publicity and outstanding players will win individual honours for the instituted competition in respect.
On the 2022 Organising Committee, we have a Lawyer, Sports journalist, retired footballers and legends of the sport, retired referees, instructors as well as representatives of Dagbong Excellence Foundation. They will arrange and conduct the event to a successful end in which we wish to have His Royal Majesty to occasionally bless the final in person.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION
1. To establish an annual local football competition amongst the elite clubs in the Northern Territory.
2. To promote competitive sportsmanship amongst the people for a bragging right of the best Club in the territory for the year.
3. To stimulate football development by inculcating the trophy winning attitude and mentality amongst the clubs.
4. To attract sponsorship packages for the clubs for the leagues season in view.
PARTICIPANTS AND STAKEHOLDERS
1. Real Tamale United SC
2. Kasalgu Arrow Heads FC replaced Tamale City after they pulled out of the competition recently.
3. Steadfast Football Club
4. Kumbung Bimbiem Football Club
1. Northern Regional Football Association
2. National Sports Authority
3. All Media Houses
To be held at HE Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
11th and 12th December for the Semi-finals
15th and 16th for the Third Place Team as well as the Grand Finale respectively.
3:00pm determined favourably
Abu Baba Abdulai
DAGBONG EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION