Bubuashie based Gentals Fc had to beat Charity Stars in the semis and Charity Babies Fc in the final, to lift the trophy of the 4th edition of Books and Boots Communities Champions League in Kaneshie.
The week 4 of the Community grassroots soccer development and education which was held on Saturday, October 13 saw lots of followers of the game trooping to the Bishop Park to witness the battle for supremacy.
The 7 aside game started with Charity stars dispatching Ideal boys 4-0, with 2 in each half. The beautifully swift passing and possession ability with skills from the Charity boys got many on their feet and others mouth opened.
Charity Babies Fc also booked a semi-final spot with 2-1 penalty victory against Anglican Fc after a barren draw. Eventual winners, Gentals FC produced a goal each, in both halves against Bishop Fc in the 3rd match before Kaneshie Kingsway Fc defeated West United 2-0 to set up a semifinal clash with Charity Babies.
Three (3) more goals were scored from the semifinal to the finals, with Gentals Fc beating Charity Stars by 1-0 in the first semifinal. The final before the final game saw both sides being cautious of each other with Charity Stars seeing more of the ball. Against the run of play, Gentals found the back of the net with a wicked deflected shot in the second half which ensured their victory as they match into the final.
Charity babies had to tread cautiously in the final against Gentals as they also saw off Kaneshie Kingsway Fc by 1-0. The babies wasted a glorious opportunity on a break and had to fight for an equalizer, a minute later as Gentals strike to take the lead. Both sides were wasteful in the second half, with more chances coming the way of Gentals while Charity Babies exhibited more skills than producing goals in the penalty box.
Although they lost, Charity babies Fc’s David Nkrumah has adjudged the Best player and received a medal together with the winners as Gentals danced to lift the trophy and qualify to join Old God Fc, Chelsea Fc and Missions Fc for the Communities Champions League Knockout finals.
Christian Temple College hugely represented to ensure the children are well equipped with understanding what they read. the character series movie ‘Organized Chaos’, Jerry Teeler also volunteered to read books to the beneficiaries.
Ghana’s Fitness Ambassador, Beatrice Afful (Bea De Bulley) in an interview with Herosportsgh.com says she has seen the future Black Stars players in the young ones.
“I think there are lots of potentials in this country and these ones can play for the Black Stars in the future. We just have to nurture them, encourage them and push them and heavens will be their limit because they enjoy what they do. Yaw is doing a marvellous job and I pray he gets the sponsors he needs to carry out this great initiative.”
On record, Books and Boots Communities Champions League saw 2 players in the current U-17 squad. The grassroots development initiative hits another community in a fortnight.