Former winners La Town XI will kickstart this year's McDan Ga-Adangme 2020 Annual Peace and Unity Cup Football Competition with a tie against Sege on November 2, 2020, at the McDan La Town Park in Accra.
The 2017 winners were among a total of 16 teams drawn from communities in the Greater Accra region which were paired today at the launch of the competition organised by the McDan Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the McDan Group of Companies.
Addressing the launch at the McDan Park, the Chairman of the McDan Group of Companies, Mr Daniel McKorley said this year's event aside fostering healthy competition is meant to calm tensions ahead of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
He said: "The McDan Unity Cup is a tournament I'm very passionate about because it will be a celebration of everything that makes our country great: our diverse culture and how football allows us to embrace diversity and promotes a culture of peace, equality and understanding.
"What we see in our country – all our key towns – is the need to come together and unite for peace, especially ahead of the general elections. And this tournament provides a great opportunity to showcase the power of unity and to celebrate football as a connector of people, ideas and differences".
In an interview with GraphicOnline, the Head of the McDan Foundation, said the winner of the competition would be presented with a giant trophy and a $2,000 cash prize.
"This tournament started years ago with only four teams but we have graduated to 16 teams this year. All these 16 teams with start playing from the second of November to the fourth of December," he said.
Per the draw of the knockout competition, Teshie will lock horns with Dodowa and Osu will face Dome Kwabenya on November 4, 2020, while Gamashie will play Chorkor/Mamprobi on November 6, 2020.
On November 7, 2020, losing finalists in 2017 Tema will engage East Legon and Ada will battle Dansoman.
The opening round of games will be concluded on November 8, 2020, when Prampram face Kpone and Nungua play Adenta.
All the games will be played at the McDan La Town Park.