The Nunu Sports Festival train left positive impressions on the minds of the youth in Wa and Bolgatanga when it stopped in the two cities on separate dates for the talent-hunt football competition.
The people of Bolga and its environs had their turn of the competition which drew a little over 60 schools (9,200 pupils) to the Bolgatanga Stadium.
It was Gambibgo Primary School that emerged winners in the primary school category with TI Ahmadyya following in second position. Bukere Primaray’s Abdulai Ibrahim was adjudged the discovery of the primary division, while Asaaba Ayinu of Gambusai Primary finished as the Most Valuable Player.
The Junior High School category saw Abilba No 1 School picking the ultimate prize after beating Grace Preparatory 4-3 on penalties.
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Emmanuel Asare won the Best Goalkeeper award with Yaro Peter winning the youngest player award. George Ayine, Stephen Anafo won the Most Valuable Player Award and top scorer awards respectively.
Schools and individuals who excelled received trophies, certificates, Nunu products, Erke Sports kits, Idomie Instant Noodles as well as one year scholarship programme at NIIT.
Earlier, the Wa Stadium hosted 24 first cycle schools (4,200 school children) when the competition’s train stopped for the two-day event which saw Tendamba and JSS winning the ultimate prize. TI Ahmadyya & JHS followed in second place, with Kojo Manu distinguishing himself as the best goalkeeper.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa Central Rashid Pelpuo praised the organisers of the competition Nunu Milk for the initiative. He said it will help in unearthing great soccer talents to feed the various national soccer teams in future.
The competition is organised by Djan Wilteh 7 Associates and sponsored by Nunu Milk, NIIT, Erke Sports and Idomie Instant Noodles.