The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, launched the 6th Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Football Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium, promising to support it to make it bigger and better.
In all, 24 teams will be playing for honours in this year’s tournament.
The tournament would be played on 15th and 16th May 2021 at the newly constructed Astroturf stadium at Fadama, which has been named after Chief Imam and recently commissioned by President Akufo-Addo.
It is a knockout competition involving teams From the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions.
Speaking at the launch, the Minister assured the organizers that that government will continue with its sports infrastructure development projects nationwide to ensure access to training facilities.
Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director General of National Sports Authority (NSA) praised Chief Imam for promoting peace in the country by not only advocating for the spiritual health of an individual especially in this Ramadan month but also to ensure sound body and mind achieved through sports.
He also encouraged the organizers to expand the participating regions from current two to 16, and with the promise to provide assistance from regional directorates of the National Sports Authority. Representatives from Chief Imam and Vice President Dr Bawumia were in attendance.