OLD students of Pope John’s Senior High School (Pojoss) emerged winners of the maiden edition of the Old School Table Tennis Competition after beating Accra Academy by 2-1.
The event, which took place at the D.G Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium last Wednesday (May Day), assembled past students of senior high schools who are enthused about the sport to competitively participate for glory for their alma mater.
The two finalists had recorded a score of 1–1 earlier in the singles, so the winner was decided through a doubles encounter.
Accra Aca’s Jason Onyameh beat Ladan Adjin-Cofie by 3:2 in the first single while Reindolf Kofi Larbi of Pojoss beat Richard Laryea of Accra Aca by three straight sets to push the match into doubles.
Pojoss team comprised Ladan Adjin-Cofie and Reindolf Kofi Larbi who eventually defeated Jason Onyameh and Edem Hayford Asiam of Accra Aca by 3:2 in a keenly contested game.
Prior to Pojoss winning the competition, they had eliminated National Technical College (NATECO) by a 2-1 margin in the semi-finals while Accra Aca recorded a 2-1 win over St Thomas Aquinas.
Mfantsipim School had earlier beaten Accra Aca 2-1 in the group stages but that was not enough to push them to the next stage as Pojoss beat them 2-1 in their second game.
NATECO placed third while St Thomas Aquinas completed the top four.
Ten schools participated in the competition.
After the event, the president of the Veterans Table Tennis Association of Ghana (VTTAG), Chris King, thanked all members for making the tournament great and appealed to the fraternity to support the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project for the people of Agona Kwanyako in the Central Region, where the Veterans Association donated a brand new table tennis board, net, balls, solar lamps and other playing equipment last Saturday, May 11.