Gina Int. School becomes the first school to win the Maiden Top Four School Soccer competition for the first time of its inauguration.
Last Friday, July 2022, Bramcom Radio Online, Ghnewslive.com, GI TV, Anaji In Focus and Noble Man in partnership with Four Private schools in the Anaji zone of the Effia – Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly of the Ghana Education Service organized a maiden tournament to strengthen the ties among these schools.
Royal Pearl International School: being the host school, Baxford International, Gina International and Christ The King Meth. Preparatory school came together to participate in this maiden soccer game. The event was scheduled for Effiakuma Astro Turf of which by God’s grace, preparations were far fetched for the event to be come off as planned. Per the match fixtures, each school was to play two (2) matches each to determine the one to qualify for the finals.
The competition had an opener between Baxford International School versus the Host, Royal Pearl of which both teams exhibited great performances. Royal Pearl School got an opening goal in the first 20 minutes of the first half but a Joseph Hughes from Baxford school had a magic goal which equalizes the game to the end of the first match.
Gina School had the second encounter with Christ the King Meth of which the Kings buried them two (2) goals to one (1). It was a very shambolic one indeed in the side of Gina International. But they bounced back again to meet Baxford International School. That match between Baxford and Gina brought a great on the faces of the Gina Team. The Batton shifted as they brought their anger on Baxford International School and defeated them in two (2) goal to none victory.
Baxford had 1 point with a -1 goal, Gina had 3 points with + 1 goal, Christ The King had 3 points with no goal and Royal Pearl had 4 points with a goal difference. So, with the match table, Gina and Royal Pearl qualified for the finals. Check to see the match table and the full match details below.
Nevertheless, the ladies too had a great experience in the tournament, they played a knockout game among themselves. Christ The King had an opener with Baxford and it ended in a 1- 0 win in favour of Christ The King Meth Preparatory. This made Christ The King to gain an instance entry to the finals. Royal Pearl also met Gina and defeated them in a 1- 0 victory making them to also qualify to the finals.
Royal Pearl won the girls section in 7-6 victory in the kicks from the penalty mark.
All hopes from the students of Royal Pearl were channeled into the Boys in the final match between their school and Gina International. The game started with series of chances created by Royal Pearl. Their motive was to score an early goal to book their victory in the tournament. The game ended a goalless draw at the end of the first half.
The final half was commenced and here, the Baton had already shifted from Royal Pearl International. An offensive midfielder from Gina completed a beautiful and a thrilling pass some few meters away from the center arc which with a good run, his fellow team mate got there on time and capitalized on the chance and scored the winning goal for the Gina International Team around 78th minute.
Several attempts were created by the Royal Pearl team to lead them to equalize but they were all futile. At the end of the 90minutes, only one (1) goal separated both sides making Gina international School to be given the championship title in the tournament.
In an interview with Gina Int. Team Manager, he said, it deemed it a great joy to be adjudged the winners of this great competition. It was a teamwork that brought the victory to the school. In fact, it is about time that, Ghana Education Service in collaboration with Sports Authority for government schools merge the private schools and the public schools together to unearth the great talents in some students who attend the private schools. Looking at how our attacker scored that world class goal. It was amazing! Isn’t it? We can do this guys. We all want to grow grassroots football but we are not ready to support private school games, he quizzes. This team could have played better if they faced their counterparts who are also in the public stream. I will say congratulations to my boys for winning this trophy, Mr Courage Kwame Sosu commented.
Source: Bramcom Radio Online, Takoradi