Madina wins 2017 Sheik Sharabutu Ramadan Cup

Edna A. Quansah, GNA

Accra, July 4, GNA –
Madina produced a splendid performance to emerge champions of the third edition
of the Sheik Sharubutu Cup.

The annual
competition, held over the weekend at the Wembley Park at Kotobabi in Accra,
saw Madina beating Tudu by 3:2 on penalties in the finals.

The two sides drew 1:1
in regulation time in the hotly contested finals, which had the National Chief
Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu and his elders in attendance.

The tournament featured
sixteen zongo communities within the Greater Accra region.

Madina made their
intentions clear early in the tournament by knocking out defending champions
Ashaiman in their opening match.

In the quarter finals
stage, Madina defeated Kasoa before on to beat New Fadama 2:0 in the semi-finals
to face Tudu in the grand finale.

Tudu also defeated
Nima in the first round, Sabon Zongo in the quarter finals and Koforidua Zongo
in the semi-finals.

Madina’s Daniel
Djangmah and Tudu’s Derek Sasraku were named the NASCO player of the tournament
and top scorer respectively, and they received products from NASCO Electronics
for their efforts.

Other players, who
were named “Man of the Match” in the various matches also received
products from NASCO.

The Sheikh Sharubutu
Ramadan Cup, organised by Crisp Communications, was sponsored by the Alhaji Dr
Adamu Iddrissu Foundation, which is funded by The Royal Bank.

Other supporting
sponsors were NASCO Electronics, Afro Arab Group, Palace Shopping Mall and
Marwako Fast Food.

The tournament started
in 2015 and it’s organised in honour of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman
Nuhu Sharubutu.

It is also aimed at bringing the youth from the
various zongo communities together.

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