Mboma City Retain HAMISOC Trophy

Dr. Bortey (2nd L) with skipper of the winning side displaying the trophy. INSET: INSET: Coach Ibrahim Tanko (L) Yusif Chipsah, Dong Bortey, Samuel Inkoom, Samuel Boadu and Dr. Bortey in a pose after the final game

The fifth Happy Man Bitters Inter Community Soccer Competition 2021, ended on a high note on Monday at the COS Park in Navrongo.

The event featured important Ghanaian football personalities such as Samuel Boadu, head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, and Coach Ibrahim Tanko, a FIFA Pro Licensed A coach and Technical Director of Accra Lions. Samuel Inkoom of Ghana Black Stars, former Hearts of Oak player Bernard Don Bortey, and Yussif Chibsah, former captain of Ghana’s U-23 squad.

Founder and President of Charger Limited, the manufacturers of happy man bitters and happy man plus one beverages, Dr. Emmanuel Bortey Borketey, was also in attendance with his team, as well as the Overlord of the Navrongo Traditional Area, Pɛ Denis Aneakwoa Balinia Adda, the Municipal Chief Executive, Joseph Adongo, the Regional FA Chairman, Salifu Zida, and a host of other dignitaries.

The final match was a tense battle between Mboma City and Mission Warriors, with Mboma City being crowned champions after winning the game, and becoming the only side to win it twice.

The winners received a cash prize of GH¢5,000, a giant trophy, gold medals, training bibs and a set of jerseys.

Mission Warriors took home GH¢2,000, silver medals, training bibs and a set of jerseys.

Save the Frogs Football Club finished third and took home a cash prize of GH¢1,000, bronze medals, training bibs and a set of jerseys.  Union Stars placed fourth and took home training bibs and a set of jerseys.

Individual awards were given to players and coaches for their outstanding performances.

Best Player: Abdulai Abdul Malik – Mboma City

Top Scorer: Alhassan Daridahi – Mboma City

Best Goalkeeper: Martin Atudiko – Mission Warriors

Young player: Apotiba Isaac – Mboma City

Best Coach: Jonathan Zagnenia – Mboma City

The officiating officials were also presented with golden medals for their exceptional work. The best eleven of the tournament were also selected and duly recognised.

Dr. Emmanuel Bortey Borketey, at the closing ceremony, reiterated his commitment to continue staging the competition to help develop the talents in the various communities.

INSET: Coach Ibrahim Tanko (L) Yusif Chipsah, Dong Bortey, Samuel Nkoom, Samuel Boadu, and Dr. Bortey in a pose after the final game

Dr. Bortey (2nd L) with skipper of the winning side displaying the trophy