The famous “Standard Chartered Cup – Road to Anfield” is set for this weekend at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
This is the fourth time it is being held in Uganda, having been successfully launched in 2015.
However, this year, the tourney has attracted 42 teams and the winner at Namboole will go direct to Anfield, unlike in the past.
Revealing this, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Albert R. Saltson, was at a media briefing held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala on Wednesday;
“Last year saw fierce competition amongst the teams that participated, of which Coca Cola emerged winner and went on to compete with Tanzania and Kenya at the regional qualifiers that took place in Dar-Es-Salaam.
This year as previously communicated at the launch, there will be no regional qualifiers, the winning team at Namboole National Stadium, will go straight to Anfield for an all expenses paid trip.” Mr. Saltson said
Regina Mukiri, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing while giving her opening remarks, she highlighted the activities that will take place on Saturday including a kiddies corner for families and a blood drive to give attendees a chance to give back to the community.
The 5 aside football tournament offers football fans a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ opportunity to travel to UK and visit as well as play on a Premier League pitch – Anfield.
The tourney is hinged on the Bank’s Liverpool FC sponsorship and is a great opportunity for Standard Chartered to engage its clients.