Accra Old Stars stun Street Academy

A section of the Accra Old Stars players celebrate with the trophy

A section of the Accra Old Stars players celebrate with the trophy

Accra Old Stars, comprising of retired footballers based in the capital, put up a spirited performance to overcome a young but determined Street Academy side 3-2 to win the trophy at stake in a special football match played on Saturday at the Hearts Park in Accra.

The game was to commemorate Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebration and saw in attendance celebrated players including AFCON winner, Awuley Quaye Snr., Oraka Tetteh, Bismark Amoah and Walker Addai.

Joined by a few youngsters to march the youthful exuberance of the Academy side, the oldies went straight into action after the referee’s first whistle and fetched the opener under two minutes when Prosper Mensah latched on a through pass, raced into the Street Academy area and poked a low one past the goalkeeper.

It was a rude awakening for the Street Academy side who attempted to fight back, pinning the old men to their side of the field but countered very well in the 12th minute with Mensah the beneficiary again but his strike was pushed back, only for Emmanuel Dorwuo to double the lead for the Old Stars.

That forced the Academy Director, Ataa Lartey to join his coaches in the technical area to shout out instructions to the players.

They responded well and within a period of six minutes, they drew parity through impressive striker, Jonas Aryee.

But Frederick Oquaye came on hand to restore the veterans lead with a delightful finish late in the first half.

Street Academy had the better part of the exchanges in the second half but the experienced Old Stars remained resolute to the end to win the trophy at stake.

 

By Andrew Nortey

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