Accra Old Stars recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over Street Academy alumni on Saturday to mark this year’s edition of a special friendly series between the two sides at the Hearts Park in Accra.
Two goals from Robert Yaw Boye and Isaac Mensah in the first half and a third from Nathaniel Nunoo in the second half saw the oldies lift the coveted trophy on display.
Former Black Stars Captain Awuley Quaye who won the Cup of Nations for keeps with the Black Stars in 1978 and former Great Olympics stalwart, Eric Kodi were among former Stars that graced the occasion to support the initiative.
The game is an annual event that brings the old stars comprising retired footballers and retired sportsmen closer to students of the Street Academy as well as the community.
The old stars interacted, inspired and shared their experiences with students and children of the community, entreating them to work towards the realisation of their dreams in any field of endeavour.
Real Estate Broker and Patron of Street Academy, Madam Nanette Atuahene-Barrie lauded the founder of Street Academy, Ataa Lartey for the initiative.
She said it was important the children had role models to look up to while pursuing their various sporting careers.
“The presence of the old stars will serve as motivation for them to reach and exceed the heights attained by the old stars.”
BY NANA BENTSI ODURO