Tomtom presenting the trophy to Ash Town’s Skipper as the Apagyahene, Kokosohene and other dignitaries looks on
ASH TOWN has defeated KO on penalties after a 1-1 pulsating drawn game to emerge as the champions of the Napo-Tomtom football gala to mark the Easter festivities.
In all, eight teams from the Manhyia South Constituency competed for top honours during the four days football fiesta, which was also used to help promote football among the youth.
The mouthwatering football gala, with a giant trophy at stake, was organized by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh aka ‘Napo’, the Manhyia South Lawmaker, who doubles as the Minister of Energy.
Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori-Atta aka ‘Tomtom’, a leading contender for the Manhyia South New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairmanship position, also supported to make the tournament successful.
In the grand finale, Ash Town broke the deadlock in the first half but they could not protect their solitary lead as they allowed KO to crawled back and cancelled the lead, and sent the game into penalties.
Ash Town perfectly scored all their first three kicks from the spot but KO surprisingly failed woefully to connect from the spot, allowing their opponents to emerge as the champions of the football gala.
Significantly, Otumfuo Apagyahene, Nana Owusu Afriyie, supported by the Kokosohene, Nana Kwaku Duah and Tomtom, presented the glittering trophy and the cash prize to Team Ash Town.
Napo, in his address before the final game, said he has constructed three astro turf football parks in his constituency at Dichemso, Abbey’s Park and Konadu Yiadom, which hosted the gala.
According to him, plans are in the pipeline to construct two more new astro turf football parks in addition to the three already constructed in his constituency to help produce future football stars.
The tournament was graced by dignitaries such as the Urban Roads Director of Kumasi, Ing Nana Poku Agyeman, Nana Owusu Prempeh, traditional leaders and people from all walks of life.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.