TAMALE Kalponi Anglican Primary school defeated U/W Yayumbe D/A Primary School to win maiden edition of the MILO® Under-13 Champions League championship.
The two-day event which was held at the Tamale Senior High School park last Friday saw eight schools from the Northern, Upper East and the Upper West regions of Ghana to battling for supremacy for the ultimate prize of qualifying to represent their respective regions at the National Finals to be held between July 9-11, 2015 at the Paa Joe Park, (KNUST) in Kumasi.
Before winning the final game, the Kalpohin defeated E.P Primary also from the Northern region 4-0 and Sakasaka Primary 2-0 in the semifinals.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Miss Marilyn Ofori, the Brands Manger- MILO®, advised the pupils not to put aside their books all in the name of preparing for the national finals in Kumasi. “Although there is the need for you guys to prepare adequately for the national finals, you cannot do that at the expense of your books” Miss Ofori said.
The winner of the competition took home an amount of GH¢ 400, three cases of MILO® 20g, two cases of Choco MILO® and ten MILO® branded footballs. The first runner up also received an amount of GH¢ 300, two cases of Milo® 20g, a case of Choco MILO® and ten branded footballs.
The second and third runners up also received an amount of GH¢ 200 and 100, a case of MILO® 20g and Choco MILO® each and branded footballs. All other participating schools went back to their schools with eight branded footballs each.
In the individual awards, captain of Kalpohin Anglican Primary Abdul Gafari went home with the overall best player award. Suleymana Sualittu also of Kalpohin was adjudged the best goal keeper. Osman Farzan of Yayumbe D/A Primary and Kamil Wunpiri of Sakasaka Primary won the received awards for being the best defender and goal king awards respectively.
Meanwhile eight schools from different districts in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions are preparing feverishly to take their turn in their Zonal qualifier from Thursday to Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
By Times Sports Reporter