23 Teams qualify for Club 5 on 5 semis

Author: Bernard Neequaye
A scene from one of the matches

Twenty-three teams from the various regions have qualified to the semi-finals of the Club 5 on 5 amateur football tournament.

The tournament, which comprises both male and female categories, saw a series of matches being played simultaneously across the country.

In the male division, Addy Stars, Ermar FC, Lucky Stars, Boys Boys and Beach Stars emerged winners in the Greater Accra Region, while Ohene Ba, Andrews Team and Evens team topped in the Ashanti Region.

Other male teams which made it to the semi-finals include Friends of Gatosa, Rehoboth, Igbo Club, A Team, Super Stars, Snokca FC, Chelsea FC, 5-Stars and Dream Chasers respectively from the other regions.

In the female division, Wisdom Ladies and Bishop Ladies qualified from the Greater Accra Region, Upper Queens from the Upper West Region, with Giggles, Do the Do and Bela 5 representing other regional capitals as well.

Speaking at the regional qualifiers at Dansoman in Accra, the Head of Marketing at Accra Brewery Limited, producers of Club Beer, Ms Ewurafua Addo-Atuah, said ”‘we received more than 1,000 entries from amateur teams across the country and have been playing knockout matches at local community levels with the winners battling it out at the regional qualifiers.”

Ms Addo-Atuah noted that the tournament had so far been thrilling and contributed tremendously to Club’s exceptional legacy as Ghana’s quintessential and number one selling beer.

The 23 qualified teams will play in the semi-finals on Sunday at the Zulka Sports Arena where four teams each will be selected to participate in the ultimate showdown for a chance to be crowned national amateur champions on May 26.

The Club 5 on 5 amateur football tournament was launched on March 11 as part of a continental football gala across eight other African countries in the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev) family.

The winning teams from Ghana will represent the country in a tournament in Tanzania in June with the African winners travelling to Europe for the ultimate football experience.