The jubilant team displaying their silverware
Atukpae had their coronation as Champions of Tigo Community Soccer over the weekend after beating Swalabar in the finals of the Accra Central leg of Ghana’s most participatory football tournament.
Nii Addo Malaika, one of the leaders in the team said, ‘We came here to win it. This is what we had purposed. Last year we lost in the quarter-final but this year we said it’s either the trophy or nothing.’
‘We play competitions here but Tigo Community Soccer is always different. The jerseys, the fun, the soccer itself are all great,’ said Nii Kwatei, a player of the Korle Gonno team which finished third in the competition.
Bukom, the host community, also applauded Tigo for the free medical screening and blood donation exercise attached to the Community Soccer. Several residents turned up to check for Diabetes, Hypertension and Malaria. Doctors also checked for skin diseases and any other ailments. The National Blood Bank also set up a post to receive donations.
From Bukom, The Tigo Community Soccer train moves to Dansoman Gbegbeyise where 16 teams are yet again expected to take part in Ghana’s biggest grassroots soccer competition.
Nana Yaw Darkwa, the National Co-ordinator of Tigo Community Soccer said, ‘Right now, we have given jerseys to more than 1500 players around the country.
From The Sports Desk
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