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Beach Soccer: Massive turnout in 2019 Calbank Super League opening weekend

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The 2019 CalBank Beach Soccer Super League has kicked off in the fishing town of Abuesi in the Western region of Ghana.

Four teams representing the top four beach soccer playing districts locked horns on Saturday October 19th as the action produced a total of 36 goals on day one.

Shama Beach Soccer Club (Bsc), Nzema East Bsc, Jomoro Bsc and Ellembele Bsc did not disappoint in skill, sheer energy, determination and goals.

The hosts, Shama Bsc kicked off with a gritty 6-4 victory over Jomoro

before walloping Nzema East 8-1 in their second game of the day.

Ellembele also produced a solid performance with a 6-2 win over Nzema East.

However Ellembele went down to Jomoro bsc as they were thrashed 7-2 .

The novel league format attracted one of the best turnouts for a beach soccer opening day from kick off to the final whistle.

However, the hosts shama continued their impressive run when they return to beat Ellembele 9-4 on the second day to qualify for the finals with 9 points and 14 goals.

Jomoro on the other hand placed second on goal difference to Ellembele bsc and Nzema East bsc respectively as they all finished with 3 points each.

Excitement and surprise welcomed the arrival of Gfa Presidential candidate Nana Yaw Amponsah who drove to the venue from his ongoing campaign trail of the regions.

Mr Amponsah joined elders from Kese Wo Kan traditional area, the President of Cheetah FC Abdul Hay Yartey and team CalBank led by Marketing executive Peter Hall.

The tournament had some outstanding performances as Gabriel Assilfi of Shama bsc topped the goal chart with 9 goals to earn the most valuable player of the tournament (MVP).

Razak Ibrahim of Jomoro bsc who was also enterprising place second on the goal chart with 6 goals.

Best goalkeeper of the tournament went Emmanuel Abban of Shama bsc who conceded only 7 goals through out the entire competition.

Meanwhile, the competition has also recorded a total of 52 goals and 7 yellow cards as the player, coaches and officials exhibited a professional and healthy sportsmanship.

Credit: Genevieve Naa Amarley Quaye


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