Is the Annual Mayor’s Cup Coming to an Inglorious End?
I have not read or heard of the APNU-youth Arm calling for a boycott of the Annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament, which in my estimation is quite rightful since I, as a concerned parent and mentor, was among the handful of spectators that dotted GFC on the ill-fated evening of March29, 2012.
Much to my surprise the match between Campbellville and West Ruimveldt Estate failed to materialize due to the former being a no-show. With no apology or explanation forthcoming over the P.A System, offering some degree of satisfaction for the $500 entrance fee. Is this Inter-Ward held in Mayor, Hamilton Green’s honour annually, not attracting public condemnation as a rip-off?
Where is the voice of the APNU Youth Arm denouncing the filthy words of the tournament’s executive coordinator, towards youngsters? I do hope that His Worship, Mayor, Hamilton Green provides frequent doses of “ moral and spiritual revival “ to the individual, who with his slanted eye and permanent limp, realizes that with the possibility of Local Government Elections this year the Annual Mayor’s Cup K.O may become a tournament of the past.
Over the years, the organizing of the tournament. instead of improving, has got worse. Balls are inadequate and whenever one is kicked out of the ground at times it would take as long as five minutes for another to enter the playing area, much to the annoyance and frustration of teams and the paying public.
Last but not least, does the GFF play an integral role towards an efficient coordination of the tournament? Where are stretcher and physiotherapists in the event of an injury, as is evident in the Annual Kashif and Shangai K.O tournament? Where are the visible ball boys? And how would the GFF allow football on Good Friday evening with the semifinals, where is the morality?
At the end of the day, it is not all about collecting levy fees only, but rather ensuring that contractual obligations are upheld. And the paying public gets value for its money and not the regular cuss down scenario.
As a father and parent I would urge others to keep their sons furthest from the predator, since myself and children would be keeping our distance.