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Nunu Sports Festival Rocks Bolga, Wa

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

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.

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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.