Ghana
05 Dec 2019

Mighty Warriors win Calbank Super League in Ghana

The side from the Volta Region were crowned kings of club beach soccer in Ghana


The maiden edition of the Calbank Super League was claimed by the Mighty Warriors, who become the beach soccer champions of Ghana.

They achieved this title with a clinical demonstration of beach soccer artistry against their final opponents, Marine Stars from the Central Region.

The Warriors put ten goals past their fellow finalists to take the crown in Cape Coast, which provided the perfect setting for a thrilling climax to the first edition of the CalBank Super League.

The regional tour which kicked off six weeks previously in the Western Region, and witnessed record fan attendance week after week, especially on the day of the final.

Pre-tournament favourites and recently crowned African Club Champions, Sunset Sports beat Accra-based Layoca Beach Soccer Club 5-2 to claim bronze.

The Warriors took home a cash prize of GH¢3,500 from CalBank, gold medals and an assortment of CalBank souvenirs, following their record-breaking feat against Marine Stars.

The runners-up also took home GH¢2,500, silver medals and CalBank souvenirs.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) award went to Alfred Torsu of Mighty Warriors, who stood out as the best of the entire league tour. The Best Goalkeeper award was taken by Robert Nyadedor, also of Mighty Warriors, whilst Theophilus Abaidoo of Marine Stars and Eugene Dekpey of Mighty Warriors finished joint-Top Scorers with seven goals each.

The President of the Ghana Beach Soccer, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, saluted the loyal and consistent investment of CalBank over the years, describing it as a “priceless contribution to national development.”

“We are very grateful to CalBank and also focused on the task of complimenting football development in the country.”

The head of Marketing at CalBank, Mr Kofi Siabi, applauded the fans for their passionate support and dedication to beach soccer.

“The turnout here is one of the best we have witnessed and CalBank applauds the people of Cape Coast and indeed all the other regions that hosted this maiden Super League tour.”

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, was represented by the Central Regional football chief, Mr Kwaku Duncan, who joined an array of other dignitaries that included the CEO of Cheetah FC, Mr Hayye Yartey.

The tournament recorded a staggering total of 99 goals in the finals.

 

Source: Ghanaian Times

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