Cell Phone Shack on board K&S train
In its persisting endeavor towards the mass development of local football in a developing country like Guyana, Cell Phone Shack, as has been the norm over the years, once again threw its weight behind the annual Kashif & Shanghai tournament.
Yesterday at its North Road Main Branch, the entity presented an undisclosed amount towards the successful hosting of the 22nd edition of the most popular knock-out tournament in Guyana.
This year, Cell Phone Shack, in keeping with their aim to always have maximum involvement of the fans, has decided to include some special prizes (cell phones) that lucky fans will win at the various venues which games will be contested, Linden, Georgetown, Berbice, West Demerara and East Coast.
Organizer of the tournament, Kashif Muhammad expressed gratitude to Cell Phone Shack at the presentation stating that they have always partnered with the entity for the development of the sport since the establishment of their business in 1993.
Muhammad indicated that Cell Phone Shack’s annual sponsorship of the tournament does not only provide for the players but also the spectators as it is a tradition for them (Cell Phone Shack) to contribute cell phones for special giveaway prizes to spectators.
Giving an insight regarding preparations for the tournament which attracts thousands of fans and supporters, Muhammad said that preparations are progressing as scheduled and they are currently engaging mega sponsors.
He further notified Kaieteur Sport that the equipment for the annual competition has been ordered already and both the Guyana Football Federation and Guyana Football Referees Council will be engaged to ensure the tournament is a success. He also noted that the Guyana Police Force will also be involved.
Meanwhile, Jamaican Reggae Artiste Jah Cure and two International DJ’s from Jamaica and the USA will be entertaining the crowd after the final at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on January 1st, 2012.
Fixtures for the tournament which has as its first prize, One Pound of Gold (4 million dollars) and a trophy, will be available for the various teams by this weekend.