2 schools qualify for Milo Champions League finals

Appiah and the school children in a group photograph

Appiah and the school children in a group photograph

Ofinso  Amoawi Methodist Primary (AMP) from the Ashanti Region and Fountain Gate Primary School from the Brong Ahafo Region have qualified to represent their respective regions at the Milo Champions League finals scheduled for  June 23 – 25  at the Paa Joe Park, Kumasi.

Amoawi was ‘Zone 2’ winners after competing with six schools each from the Ashanti and the Brong Ahafo regions.

In the individual awards, Adusei Opoku Darlington and Opoku Randy both from Fountain Gate were given awards for being the Most Disciplined and Most Focused players respectively.

Christopher Adu of AMP was also adjudged the Most Determined Player of the tournament while Fountain Gate was awarded for displaying good teamwork.

Twelve schools from the Central and Western regions would also battle it out at Adisadel College for the Zone 3 qualifier from Wednesday June 25 – 27 for a place at the finals.

Meanwhile, icon of the event and former captain of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah has begun a soccer clinic for kids across the country.

Appiah would perform the clinics across the country at selected regional capitals prior to each zonal competition.

According to the ex-captain, the clinic has started on a bright note, adding that “as part of my iconic work, I will be going round the four selected regional capitals which will be hosting the four zonal events to conduct a soccer clinic for over 400 school kids in each zonal competition and certain it would yield good results.”

Category Development Manager – Beverages, Nestle Ghana Limited, Miss Marilyn Ofori stressed that “the soccer clinic has become very necessary because, the company wants to give a strong foundation to many more of its target than it has done in the past”.

Aside teaching the basic rudiments of football at the grass root level, the clinic she said would also inculcate into the kids important values such as focus, team work, determination, perseverance and discipline.

Appiah was supported by renowned coaches including, Oti Akenteng, Didi Dramani, Baba Nuru Malam of Utrecht Football Academy and a host of other technical brains.

 By Times Sports Reporter

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