Osu XI thrash La XI to win Homowo Cup

Jubilant players of Osu Town XI celebrating with the trophy. (inset) captain Obodai Torto receiving the from trophy from Nii Nortey Adumua IV Osiahene of the Osu stool

Jubilant players of Osu Town XI celebrating with the trophy. (inset) captain Obodai Torto receiving the from trophy from Nii Nortey Adumua IV Osiahene of the Osu stool

OSU Town XI thrashed La Town XI 3-0 to win the 2015 Homowo Cup match played at the Osu Salem Park on Saturday.

Tudu Mighty jets striker Eric Nii Armah Tagoe stole the show as he scored a hat-trick to seal the doom of the people of La.

Having lost the first leg by a goal to nil a week ago in La, the Osu lads right from the blast of referee Emmanuel Addai’s whistle kept the heat on their visitors and got the opener in the 16th minute through top marksman Eric Tagoe who tapped home from close range.

Fifteen minutes later the Tudu Mighty jets striker doubled the lead with a brilliant header.

La Town XI raised their game in search of a goal but efforts from strikers Richard Amon and Daniel Odilo were thwarted by the Osu XI rear.

Back from recess, the visitors continued with the pressure in search of a goal but resolute defending from Christopher Lamptey and Reinnex Bortei kept them at bay while captain Samuel Obodai Torto of King Solomon FC fame took charge of the midfield to stop the marauding La Town XI attack.

But the Osu lads through captain Samuel Obodai Torto found Tagoe at the edge of the box in one of their forays who hit a grounder that zoomed straight into the net for the third goal.

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Isaac Mensah who captained the La Town XI rallied his guys to fight back but their efforts came to nothing as Liberty Professionals shot stopper Stephen Odai Quarcoo drew some spectacular saves.

Nii Nortey Adumua IV, Osiahene of the Osu stool who was the special guest of honour congratulated the winners for making the Osu township proud and called on the youth in the area to aspire to greater height in their respective fields of endeavour.

“Osu is blessed with abundant talents in the various sporting fields, however, these talents lack the discipline to push them to the top. The time has come for you to put discipline first if you are to make it to the top from this part of the country.”

Flanked by some dignitaries including Nii Noi Nortey, the elected NPP parliamentary candidate for the Osu Klottey Korley constituency, lawyer Phillip Addison, Osu Klottey Korley MP Nii Armah Ashietey and Nii John Coleman, aspiring NDC Parliamentary candidate for Osu Klottey Korley constituency, Nii Nortey Adumua presented a trophy to the Osu team together with some products from sponsors.

By Raymond Ackumey

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