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Money men to trade bank books for boots

The inaugural edition of the Financial Challenge Cup, which is to launch on July 7 at Beeline Arena, will see five-a-side teams comprised from the staff of companies based in the financial sector vie for local bragging rights.

Eligible companies include banks, microfinance institutions, audit firms, and law and security firms licensed by the stock exchange.

“[The competition] gives companies an opportunity to share in something unique and also offer an opportunity to network and to build lasting relationships in a competitive but friendly environment,” tournament organiser Jimmy Campbell told the Post.

All registered players must be employed by the company that they represent.

The majority of games will be held on successive Sundays between 8am and noon, with a midweek round scheduled during the national elections. Standard futsal rules will be in play, although matches will feature two 15-minute halves.

Half of the eight team slots have already been taken, with sides from KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Hwang DBS and Maruhan Japan.

Each team will play each other once, with a league table drawn up to determine brackets for four playoffs on August 4 at Beeline Arena, including a top two clash in the grand final.

The winning team will be presented with the Financial Challenge Cup trophy, while awards will also be awarded for Fair Play, Top Goal Scorer and Player of the Tournament.

To register a team, send an email to events@excel-events.com.

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