By: Eric Eli Adzie|Voltaonlinegh.com|
Tongu Babies FC emerged winners of the maiden edition of Exposure Under-13 challenge cup held at the Ho sports stadium.
The championship which ended on Sunday, September 2, 2018 saw eight teams challenge for regional supremacy status.
Tongu Babies were impressive in all the games before crowning it with an emphatic 2-1 victory over Avatime FC. Bernard Acheampon scored a brace for the winners on the 15th and 27th minutes respectively and it proved enough for Tongu Babies to be crowned champions even though Avatime FC had a consolation goal in the 58th minutes through substitute, Doh Kelvin.
Mafi Kumasi Emmanuel FC settled for the 3rd spot as they defeated Volta Young Eagles 4-0 in the 3rd place game. Their goalkeeper, Julius Vifa won the golden gloves for conceding just 1 goal.
Second place team, Avatime FC had some consolations as midfielder Fedelis Dzormeku was named the overall best player of the tournament for his impressive display. Francis Tortor was adjudged the Goal King after scoring 4 goals though he scored as many as Richard Dzowoenu of Power Stars.
Lead coordinator, Rustum Gameli Senorgbe believes the challenge cup had served its intended purpose and looks forward to make the event an annual one during basic schools vacation periods.
“We can call it a success because the boys showed us what we wanted to see. They displayed skills, flair and desire to stand out and I think many who came to the Ho sports stadium were thrilled with the level of football displayed. It’s the first edition but we’re looking forward to making it an annual event.”
For their prize, Tongu Babies were presented with a Trophy, One set of Jersey, 150 pieces of exercise books, Mathematical sets and certificate of participation.