The maiden district, regional and national Boys and Girls Brigade football gala kicked off with the Tema leg over the weekend at the Tema Methodist Gethsemane Park.
It drew seven teams from Tema and its environs and competed fiercely at the U-16 and U-20 categories.
In the end, Tema Manhean recorded a 1-0 win over Kpone Company to emerge victorious at the U-16.
At the U-20 level, Central snatched the title after beating Bethlehem 5-2 via the penalty shoot-out to be crowned champions.
On the individual award, Righteous Seshie from Tema Manhean was adjudged the best player of the tournament at the U-16 division.
He was followed by Kpone Company’s Richard Ayim as the best goalkeeper and Manhean as the best team.
The Most Valuable Player award at the U-20 category went to Derrick Darke from Kpone; central’s Ebenezer Fameyeh was adjudged the top scorer; the best team prize went to Kpone with the best goalkeeper gong going to Emmanuel Kpodo from Tema Central.
They were presented with certificates, trophies and Hisense Android phones.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Mr. Evans Opoku Bobie congratulated the teams and pledged government’s commitment for juvenile football in the country.
Mr Moses Foh Amoaning, President of the Boys Brigade Ghana Council, praised the level of competition among the teams and the quality of football exhibited.
The Eastern region will host the next edition this weekend.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER