Lynette Matheka @peoplesport11
The winner of this year’s Standard Chartered ‘Road to Anfield’ Trophy, on its sixth edition, in the Kenyan tournament will gain direct qualification to the international round in Liverpool. Unlike in last year’s tournament, the winner will not travel to Tanzania for the East Africa Regional final to fight for qualification to the international round.
The five-aside knockout event will be held on March 10 at St Mary’s School grounds as the bank targets to host 36 teams, by invitation, comprising Standard Chartered clients and Media partners who will battle for the single slot to represent Kenya in Liverpool.
“We decided to change the format from the regional qualifiers to give the winner in Kenya that direct ticket to fight for the second international trophy for the country,” Standard Chartered Bank East Africa CEO Lamin Manjang explained.
The teams will be fighting for a fully paid four-day trip to Anfield, the home of Premier League giants Liverpool. International finals will be played on May 17. The winners will also attend an EPL match at Anfield as well as benefit from professional training sessions with the club’s legends and coaches.