Standard Chartered Bank Uganda launched the 2019 and 5th edition of the Standard Chartered Cup “Road to Anfield” campaign on Friday Kampala Serena Hotel. The “Standard Chartered Cup is an international 5-aside football tournament that offers football fans a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend an English Premier League match, benefit from a professional training session with Liverpool FC legends and coaches at the club’s academy before attending a match viewing session of an LFC game in August 2019. The tournament provides the Bank with a platform to actively engage football fans, reward & motivate fans, clients and employees and promote a fun-filled, interactive, sporty and memorable Standard Chartered event. 40 teams of 7 players each, grouped into 8 will play 10-minute 5-aside matches (with 2 substitutes) in a round robin format. The top two in each group, will advance to the round of 16, and the winners will go on a knock out format advancing until the final. The client tournament is open to 40 Corporate, Commercial or Business Banking entities that are clients of Standard Chartered Bank and participation is strictly by invitation. John Mwesigye, the Chairman organizing committee said that a team that has won the grand prize in the past may participate in the tournament but it will not be eligible to qualify to win the grand prize for one year following its last win. The Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Bank, Albert R. Saltson stated that registration started on Friday and will close on April 22 before the draws on May 15. “Each team will pay a registration fee of Shs1,500,000 to a Standard Chartered Account; LFC Road to Anfield and this payment will entitle every participant to a goodie bag with an assortment of LFC merchandise,” he said. The tournament will be played on May 18 at Namboole stadium and the winners travel to UK in August.
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