The 2014 Standard Chartered Road to Anfield 5-aside amateur football tournament will kick off tomorrow, Saturday, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) grounds in Nairobi.
The tournament which is in its 2nd edition after the inaugural leg last year will see 32 teams battle it out for a the Road to Anfield trophy which will guarantee them an all-expense paid trip to Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium in May. The teams have been training all week ahead of the high stakes tournament that will be played on Saturday and Sunday when the finals will be held.
Among the teams which will compete for this year’s honours include favorites Standard Media Group headed by sports writer Erick Ochieng, Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services, Mediamax, KBC, Capital Group and Radio Africa, all which are media teams and will face 25 other teams drawn from Standard Chartered Branches.
The group games will be played in a round-robin format with 8 groups of 4 teams each. Winners and runners up of every group will advance to the knockout stage with respective winners moving to the quarters, semis and finals which will be played on Sunday.
Every team will have seven players, 5 active and 2 reserves, with each game lasting 4 minutes each half.
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