The Lizzy Sports Complex becomes the point of attraction this weekend as eight juvenile teams of skillful youngsters take to the lush pitches to compete over a slot in the upcoming Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup Qualifiers.
The two day tournament, hosted for the first time in Ghana, is slated for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, 2017 ahead of the main games in February 2018 in Dubai.
Participating teams include the Spanish Soccer Schools, Golden Hills, Desideros and the Lizzy Sports Academy. The rest of the teams are the Akosombo FC, Elite Soccer Club, Next Generation Talent Academy and Dansoman Barcelona.
Of the eight teams, only one shall qualify to join others from across the world for the global edition including world-class teams like Real Madrid, AC Milan, FTS Australia, Celta Vigo, Al Fateh FCetc, for the annual football fiesta which has been on the lips of sports enthusiasts.
The tournament, according to the organisers,Centa 14 Sports and Entertainment Management Agency,is aimed, not only at supporting children to follow in the footsteps of their footballing heroes, but to bring to Ghana one of the world’s most competitive and globally encompassing games.
Speaking on the event, Chief Executive Officer of the Lizzy Sports Complex, Solomon Kludjie said, “The Dubai Intercontinental Cup is of global renown and hosting it here in Ghana and at our facility, comes with enormous positive ripples on sports development in the country. We are glad to be playing a key role in making this happen, particularly because the Lizzy Sports Academy has a real shot at winning with the talent we have and also the opportunity to rub shoulders with our counterparts from around the world in this sports fraternity”.
The tournament is under the auspices of Centa 14 Sports and Entertainment Management Agency and is being supportedby the Spanish Soccer Schools in Dubai, MS2 headed by former Real Madrid defender, Michel Salgado, as well as the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with sponsorship from Busy 4G and Lika Sports.
About Lizzy Sports Complex
Lizzy Sports Complex (LSC), the brainchild of Ghanaian born, former French and international football star, Marcel Desailly, is located in the heart of the East Legon community in Accra, Ghana. Established in 2010, the all-in-one fitness and sports recreational facility is the centre of attraction and literally the second home of not only local and international sports icons, but budding sporting talents, sport enthusiasts and the fitness-conscious section of the public.
The complex boast four top quality football pitches, 5 changing rooms, a semi Olympic sized swimming pool, a standard kiddy pool, and a multipurpose court for volleyball, basketball and tennis. Currently the Complex runs a Football Academy, Football Training Programmes, Summer Camp, Private Schools Football Gala, and a Corporate Football League, among others. The Lizzy Sports Complex, which is part of the Marcel Desailly Investment (MDI) brand, is purely a manifestation of a long-borne desire to contribute to sports development in Ghana.
About Centa 14 Sports and Entertainment
Centa14 is a socially conscious sports and entertainment management agency made up of a young and dynamic team specially trained in this field with both local and international experience. The agency’s areas of expertise include sports marketing, communications and finance.