Lizzy Sports Academy wins Skyboom FC Open Football tourney

BY: Kweku Zurek

Lizzy Sports Academy on Saturday defeated Division One campaigners Phar Rangers 5-4 on penalties to win the first edition of the Skyboom FC Open Football tournament held at the Oyarifa Doga football Park.

The two teams could not be separated in regulation time with the game ending in an intriguing 2-2 draw before the Academy boys defeated the Rangers in the penalty shootout.

On route to the finals, Lizzy Sports Academy defeated GHC FC 1-0 win in their opening game before thrashing Royal Success FC 4-1 in the second game, they, however, lost their final group game 1-0 to Krystal Palace.

They continued their championship quest by beating Royal Life FC 1-0 quarterfinals and recorded the same scoreline against Krystal Palace in the semifinals before accounting for Phar Rangers.

Fair play team of the tournament Skyboom FC took the third spot with a 1-0 defeat of Krystal Palace.

Skipper Evans Adomako of Phar Rangers FC was adjudged the best player of the tournament, goal king went to Michael Adebayor of Lizzy Sports Academy, the best goalkeeper was received by Daniel Opoku of Inter Millas FC with Rudolph Boateng of Kitase Action Boys FC picking the young promising player award while Ramona Paul of Kitase Action Boys FC took the best coach award.

FIFA accredited agent and scout Mr Said Hadjarab who supervised the tournament said he was impressed with the performances of all the players during the competition especially the very best of players that were selected by a team of technical heads.

He said: "My technical team have pencilled down a list of players that will travel to France for further trails and in the coming days we will announce the selected players that will make the trip."

The President of Skyboom FC, Mr Obed Okpoti Sorsey expressed delight at the massive turn-out and the talent that were on display.

Due to the massive turn-out and the desire of the scout to watch more players, Mr Okpoti Sorsey revealed that he will hold yet another tournament in six months time to offer the scouts more opportunities to have a look at other talents.