The 2023 edition of the MTN Ashantifest Community Soccer tournament involving an unprecedented 16 teams spanning two months is set for a grand launch in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi on Wednesday.
The annual community football competition has evolved over the past few years as the communication giants’ avenue to engage their cherished existing and potential subscribers in that part of the country, often held during the peak traditional festival season.
Some of the activities marking the Ashantifest include walks, market storms, product and service activations, seminars, concerts and football matches for either the communities or MTN FA Cup match when it’s within the Ashantifest period, media engagements, CSR activities.
16 community teams from Asafo, Amakom, Bantama, South Suntreso, Abuakwa, Santasi, Ahodwo, Atonso, Ahinsan, Tech and Ayigya.
The rest are Aboabo, Asawasi, Oforikrom, Asokore Mampong, Krofrom, Suame, Tafo, Abrepo, Bremang, Bohyen, Mamponteng, Kronum, Magazine and Afrancho.
Old Tafo are the defending champions after thrashing Asokwa 4-1 in last year’s final at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.