The Wesley College Park in Kumasi was the centre of an interesting soccer spectacle on Saturday as corporate establishments in the metropolis slugged it out to determine the best team on the field of play.
Twenty-two institutions took part in the maiden edition of the Regional Sports Invitational Tournament organized by Luv 99.5 FM, a member of the Multimedia Group.
The fun-filled sporting event, modeled after Joy Sports Invitational Tournament, is aimed at affording staff of corporate institutions the opportunity to socialize, network and exercise.
After days of bragging on-air, the teams attempted to prove their prowess on the pitch. The tournament was as interesting as the names of the teams – including Mantrac Stars, Orange 11 from GT Bank, VAT Stars, Airport United, Zoom Soccer Academy, Indomie Academy, Bank of Ghana, JUSAC 11, Komfo Anokye Stars, GRIDCo, Justice Stars, MMT 11 and FCP United.
Others were ECOFOOT from Ecobank, Power FC, Information FC, Zenith 11, Vega Stars, RLG 11, Ricky Boakye United, Indomitable Latex, Fabulous Opportunity and Y’ello United from MTN.
The tournament lasted almost eleven hours with JUSAC 11 battling it out with VAT Stars in the finals. The Judiciary Service won by 2:1 to take away the tournament trophy. Ecobank took the third place position and adjudged the best team with ‘bragging rights’.
The Luv Sports Invitational Tournament was sponsored by rLG Communication, GT Bank, Indomie Noodles and Crystal Catering Services.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh/Luv FM/Kumasi