The finals of the 2018 GTBank Principals’ Cup inter-school soccer championship took place over the weekend, with Armed Forces Senior Technical School (AFSTS) winning in the female category, while Presec Teshie also took home the male’s trophy.
The Armed Forces female soccer team performed outstandingly well, recording a 3-0 first half lead in the final match against Teshie Presec girls, with 2 of the goals coming from the star performer on the day, Abdullah Rabiatu, who scored a brace within a 5-minute interval.
Dorothy Owusu Ansah who was adjudged the Goal Queen of the competition, scored the 5th and final goal to give the Forces a 5-0 victory over Presec Teshie girls.
It was a very entertaining match as both teams played fantastic football with some of the girls exhibiting great talents that could be useful to the national female teams, even though the Arm Forces dominated the game in both half.
The Arm Forces team took home a trophy, GH₵10,000 cash prize, medals for each player as well as certificates of honour.
Teshie Presec girls and Accra Wesley Girls who placed 2nd and 3rd positions respectively, went home with certificates of merit.
The captain of the Forces, Alhassan Ezayu, in an interview with the B&FT, express gratitude to the organisers (GTBank) for the amazing prices that were attached to the trophy.
“we trained very hard every morning and evening for the past two weeks so we were confident we can at least get to the final and when we got to the finals, all our determination was to win the cup and that is what we did.
I and 4 other players in my team including our goalkeeper who won the best keeper play for the same team – Nimobi F/C, so we knew each other well and that helped us a lot.” She added
In the boys’ final, Presec Teshie SHS pipped Tema Technical Institute (TTI) 1-0 to lift the trophy as the winners of the 4th edition of the Principal Cup competition.
Emmanuel Adjei, scored the only goal in the final game for Teshie Presec in the early minutes of the second half, but went ahead to miss-kick a penalty opportunity in the last minute.
As prize for the winning the trophy, Teshie Presec boys took home a trophy, GH₵10,000 cash prize, medals for each player as well as certificates of merit.
Individual players who gave off their best performance in the tournament and won the admiration of the technical officials were awarded with cash prizes of GH₵1,000 each and a free bank account with GTBank.
In the female category; Mensah Paulina, Dorothy Owusu Ansah and Maaweremou Diana, all of Armed Forces S.T.S, received the best defender, goal queen and best goalkeeper prizes respectively.
Highly skilful midfielder, Zenabu Mumuni of Accra Wesley Girls High School was awarded the best female player even though she did not play in the final.
In the male’s category; Jonas Tetteh Huago and Awuah Emmanuel, both of TTI, received the best defender and goal king prizes respectively, whilst Kehinde Ganiya and Kinglord Safo of Presec Teshie, picked the best goalkeeper and best player prizes respectively.