In an exhilarating matchup at Liberty Park in Dansoman, Nasrawa ORISCO secured a 1-0 victory over Agege Shiabu in the Ursula Cup.
The 11th edition of the Ursula Cup was highlighted by Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, where ORISCO emerged as the triumphant team.
The event was graced by the presence of former Black Stars players, including Charles Asampong (Charles Taylor), Peter Ofori Quaye, John Paintsil, Sammy Adjei, Dan Quaye, Mohammed Polo, and Augustine Arhinful.
This competition is the latest initiative in Honorable Owusu-Ekuful’s sports portfolio, following her funding of the refurbishment of the Dansoman basketball court in 2020.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, who also serves as the Minister for Communications and Digitalization, encouraged the youth to participate in various digital programs initiated by her Ministry and the government to enhance their prospects. The competition, which began on October 9, 2023, featured 10 community-based teams, with each participant receiving GH₵5,000. The winning team received GH₵12,000, and the runner-up received GH₵7,000.
“This used to be an annual event but the COVID pandemic forced us to take a break and this is the first post COVID edition. We organized this event to bring all the communities in the constituency together…and we are happy with the level of patronage.”
“I hope the youth gathered here would show the same enthusiasm when called on to work for the development of the constituency. I am very happy about the outcome.”