STARI CUP competition Ambassador Samuel Inkoom has described the 2023 edition of the tournament as fertile grounds for football talent discovery, and an avenue for young players of the participating clubs to shoot themselves into their career dreams with the presence of international scouts.
A total of eight (8) clubs from Ghana and other African countries have been selected to participate in the solely U-19 tournament, which has been scheduled to start on June 4th to June 6th. The participating clubs include hosts Stari Third World, Accra Hearts of Oak (U-19), West African Football Academy (WAFA), Inter Allies FC, Kaistorm FC, MSK Zilina Africa, Right To Dream and Ivory Coast Academy.
There shall be a three-day Group stage matches, which will be followed by the main event on Wednesday June 7, where there will be First Semi Final, Second Semi Final matches. The grand finale (STARI CUP FINAL) shall continue on the same day which will be climaxed with Closing Ceremony and MVP presentations. All matches would be played at the Mcdan Park, La, Accra.
The STARI Cup competition is a tournament organized by STARI Third World FC to invest significant resources in youth development in Africa, with on-ground operations, innovative technological platforms, a network of scouts and partner European & African clubs where young and talented players are given the opportunity to show their skills and talent to the special guests (scouts) and to make their dreams come true.
”The tournament starts from 4th of June and end on the 7th of June”, STARI Ambassador and Accra Hearts of Oak right back Samuel Inkoom told ghanasportspage.com in an interview.”Everything is in place; all the invited clubs have accepted and confirmed participation. So far so good, we are all waiting for 4th June so we can start the tournament as planned”, Inkoom confirmed.
The Ambassador stressed that the tournament is strictly for U18 players, and organizers have put everything in place such as using National Passport of all participating players to check and guard against possible age cheating. He further clarified that the aim is to bring out talents and the best in young players rather than focusing on money or presents for the clubs.
”This tournament is (strictly) U18 tournament so if you are 21 you can’t play in U18 tournament we will make sure every player playing is U18. We are doing this using Passports and if you don’t have it as a player you can’t play”, Inkoom clarified.
The 8 teams are divided into two groups of four (4) featuring:
GROUP A: Wafa, Inter Allies, Right To Dream, Ivory Coast Academy and
GROUP B: STARI Third World, Kaistorm FC, Hearts of Oak U18, MSK Zilina Africa.
Details of the competition requirements are outlined in the images below:
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