The Minifootball Association of Ghana [MAG] will hold a day’s tournament involving six clubs in a bid to select players to represent Ghana at the second edition of the African Minifootball Cup of Nations this year.

Minifootball is a five to eight-a side game that is open to amateur players regardless of age, sex and social status and focuses on player development, team building and fair play.

The tournament scheduled for the Zulka Sports Arena in Dansoman on Saturday, will have Black Panthers, Onions, Esjade, Nyameba, Bandits and Accra Vikings minifootball clubs vying for the trophy and cash at stake.

President of MAG, Andrews Nai said Ghana would take part in the second edition of the African Minifootball Cup of Nations to be staged in Nigeria between July 8-17 this year.

“We need to start preparations towards qualification to the World Cup like we did in 2019 where Ghana was ranked 9th out of 32 teams at the World Minifootball Federation World Cup held in Australia.”

He revealed that this weekend’s tournament would be used to select players to represent the senior male minifootball national team “The Blazers” as well as the under-23 team “The Breakers.”

He said the rationale behind the tournament was to whip up the interest of minifootball in the country, bring all minifootball clubs and its lovers under one umbrella to promote and develop this great game in Ghana.

The association, which has been in existence for the past two years and registered with the Registrar General Department of Ghana as a Non-Profit Organization, is a constituent body of the National Sports Authority.

Source: Raymond Ackumey