Ahead of the Nduom Cup Competition slated for the 1st and 2nd of January, 2018, the Organizing Committee held a press soiree to enumerate the reasons behind the competition and what the event seeks to achieve.
Addressing the confab, the chairman of the committee, Dr Plas E Otwe, a Senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast said the main reason behind the competition is to honour Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom for his tremendous contributions towards the development of the nation in general and sports in specific.
He said the competition is to also forge unity among the supporters of the two clubs involved.
According to the Chairman, Leaders of both clubs have shown enough commitment to peaceful coexistence and it was time that brotherliness trickle down to the supporters.
Mr Ansah John, the operation Director of Ebusua Dwarfs and a member of the Organizing Committee said football in the 21st century has grown beyond acrimony and unnecessary rivalry to branding, marketing, commercial business and so the two supporters groups should commit themselves to the modern trends of football development and abandon the very things that put corporate bodies off. He, however, assured the media and the supporters that come what may, Dwarfs will beat Sharks to win the trophy and the price money.
Mr Kelvin Aboagye, the deputy administrative manager of Sharks and a member of the Committee on his part said management and supporters of Elmina Sharks are committed to the proposed peace accord and will work tirelessly to help achieve it. Mr Aboagye deemed the matches as a David and Goliath battle where, Goliath (Dwarfs) are favorites but eventually David, (Sharks) will emerge victorious.
Joseph Esso who represented Dwarfs playing body assured the supporters of victory.
Benjamin Boateng, Elmina Sharks forward did not only promise the trophy but also promised to score goals in both legs.
Other dignitaries, aside the Committee members included the Regional Director of National Sports Authority and his lieutenants.
Dignitaries who are to grace the occasions include the Paramount Chiefs (Amanhen) Osaberima Kwesi Atta II and Nana Kojo Condua VI of Oguaa (Cape Coast) Traditional Area and Edina (Elmina) Traditional Area respectively.
Kick off for the first game at Cape Coast is 4:00 pm whilst that of Elmina is 3:00 pm.
The rate is Ghs5.00 for all the matches.