Foh-Amoaning (L) presenting the trophy to the skipper of Central
The inaugural Boys Brigade Gala district, regional and national competition (Tema /Volta Regional Council) got off to a flying start at the Tema Methodist Gethsemane Park on Saturday.
Seven teams from Tema and its environs battled for supremacy in a keenly contested competition in the U-16 and U-20 categories.
President of Boys Brigade Ghana Council, Moses Foh-Amoaning, left the competition’s venue highly elated due to the high level of competition demonstrated by the combatants.
“I must admit it’s been good, you saw the level of competition and demonstration of quality footballing skills,” said Foh-Amoaning.
He added, “We have identified many talents, we won’t relent, we will continue with the talent hunt, we will keep eye on those who excelled.”
Likewise, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Evans Opoku Bobie, praised the teams for the high level of competition and pledged government’s commitment for juvenile football in the country.
Manhean posted a 1-0 win over Kpone to emerge tops in the U-16 category, while Central defeated Bethlehem 5-2 on penalties to win the U-20 category.
Righteous Seshie (Manhean) was adjudged the best player, Kpone’s Richard Ayim finished as the best goalkeeper, while Manhean picked the best team prize.
The most valuable player award in the U-20 category went to Derick Darkey (Kpone), Ebenezer Fameyeh, Central finished as the top scorer, best team prize went to Kpone, with the best goalkeeper award going to Emmanuel Kpode (Tema Central).
Players and officials who distinguished themselves went home with certificates, trophies and Hisense Android phones.
The Eastern Region will host the next edition this weekend.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum