As the clock winds down to the first-ever “Bragging Rights” five-a-side football, the tournament has received the blessing of the National Sports Commission (NSC), along with sponsorship from distributing giant ANSA McAL.ANSA McAL’s Nigel Worrell; Marlon “Freedom Boss” Jacobs; Director of Sport, Christopher Jones; ANSA McAL Brand Manager Errol Nelson and Ferez Mohammed pose with the winners’ trophyThe highly-anticipated football action will go down this weekend at the newest entertainment spot, Marriott beachfront. While registration is already closed, the three-day competition will feature 18 teams vying for bragging rights, street football style.Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, while praising the Freedom Family for implementing such an initiative, highlighted the benefits the competition has for the target areas.“It provides an opportunity for young people who otherwise would not have had an opportunity to be a part of such a tournament. We recognise some of the communities that would be participating in the event from Albouystown, Tiger Bay, Leopold Street; these youngsters are in communities which would be referred to as at-risk communities and activities like this remind them that persons are still looking out for their interest,” the Director of Sport stated.He then went on to highlight the variety that the event presents, noting that it is more than just a few football matches. “The ambiance will be set for two sorts of deliverables: 1) It is a football tournament in which you have an opportunity to rep for your community, and 2) the atmosphere where you can sit with your family and friends on the beach,” Jones explained.The five-a-side football will be sponsored by ANSA McAL under its Stag, iCool and iCool Water brands. ANSA McAL Brand Manager Errol Nelson, after congratulating the Freedom Family on their venture, noted that the company was excited to be a part of this first-time venture.“As you may know, over the years, ANSA McAL has been known for distributing brands and products of the highest quality and as such, we are expecting a very high level of competition to be displayed by all the teams and also disciplined supporters,” Nelson stated.The competition will see the preliminary round being played on the first night Friday, October 19 (tomorrow) and will heat up on Saturday, October 20 with the knockout rounds. The semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday, October 21. Tickets for the individual days currently cost $1000 while the three-day pass is valued at $2500.With bragging rights will come a grand prize as explained by the “Freedom Boss” himself, Marlon Jacobs. “Prizes for teams will amount to $500,000 cash. First-place winner will get $300,000, second place will get $100,000 and third and fourth will split the remaining hundred,” the organiser declared.