34 corporate teams in Uganda are ready to participate in the Standard Chartered Cup – Road to Anfield 2019 football tournament organised by Standards Chartered Bank. The draw for the competing teams was held yesterday at Kampala Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
The tournament is a one-day sports activity scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Mandela National Stadium named after South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela. It is a 10 minute, five-a-side football competition with two substitutes.
The teams have been divided into eight groups. Each group will therefore be made up of 4 teams with the exception of the first and eighth groups that will accommodate five teams each.
The tournament is designed in a Round Robin structure which is divided into (Group Stages, Round of 16, Quarter finals, Semi Finals and the Finals).
Dan Mubiru, the Edgars Youth Programme Lead technical support personnel while addressing the participants said;
“We have assembled a diligent, competent and dedicated technical team that will oversee the running of the tournament and ensure that set standards are perfectly met. The likes of Peter Makanga, Ali Kalyango and Saidi Segirinya along with other dedicated team members of Edgars Youth Programme will ensure the successful progression of the tournament.”
John Mwesigye the Chairman Organizing committee for the SC Cup said;
“This year the stakes are higher, we guarantee a better organized tournament which is flawless and fair. Team verification commenced ahead of the tournament with companies completing the registration process by sharing the supporting documents which included; List of players, Letter from the company’s Human resource confirming that the participants are employed by the company indicating NSSF numbers against respective participant’s name, Staff IDs, Group Photo of the Participants, Passport size photograph for each participant and Signed registration forms accepting the T&Cs. We anticipate a seamless competition.
The field layout will have 4 mini pitches of 40 x 30 metres and these shall be named after the current Liverpool Players: Pitch 1. Mohammed Salah, Pitch 2. Alisson Baker, Pitch 3. Virgil van Dijk, Pitch 4. Sadio Mane
The Kick off time is scheduled for exactly 8:05am and expected to end at 4:30pm from which the winner will obtain a trophy and proceed to travel to UK – Anfield.
Group A: Uganda Baati Ltd., Baylor College of Medicine, Sanlam Insurance, Bukedde and Ntake Bakery.
Group B: Toyota Uganda (B), Uganda Batteries Ltd., Sheraton Kampala Hotel and NTV Uganda.
Group C: Malaria Consortium, NWSC, Roofing Rolling Mills Ltd. and Civil Aviation Authority Team A.
Group D: Harris International, Royalway Media, Seroma Limited and National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Group E: Sports Outreach Ministry Uganda, Hardware World Ltd., Monitor Publications and Airtel Uganda.
Group F: Mengo Hospital, Toyota Uganda Team A, MTN Uganda and Roofings Limited.
Group G: Jessa Dairy Farm, Century Bottling Company Team B, Jubilee Insurance and Uganda Breweries Ltd.
Group H: New Vision, Letshego Uganda Limited, City Oil Uganda Limited, Century Bottling Company (A) and Civil Aviation Authority Team B.