Accra Giants emerged winners of this year’s Ghana Skate Soccer League after defeating Ashanti Warriors in the final 5-1 at the Skate Soccer Arena at the Accra Tennis Court.
Accra Giants led by Gariba Sannie dominated both halves to win the tournament.
The League, which was played in a round robin format, saw Accra Giants winning their first game against Western Tigers by 5-2 and won their second game against Zongo Lions to reach the final.
Under the auspices of the International Federation of Skate Soccer (IFSS), the 2019 MTN Skate Soccer League is aimed at taking away physically challenged from the streets and offering them the platform to exhibit their talents through the game of soccer.
Speaking to the media after the game, President of the International Federation of Skate Soccer Albert Frimpong thanked all the players and officials for a successful tournament.
“IFSS will continue to help the physically challenged in society and hopefully next year, we will host the first ever Africa Cup of Nations.”
He also thanked the sponsors MTN and Binatone for support given to the Federation in organizing the competition.
Managing Director for Binatone Venu Babu congratulated Accra Giants for winning the competition.
Acting Chief Marketing Officer for MTN Guido Sopiimeh also said: “We are so impressed with the organization and enthusiasm it has generated among the people. In MTN we believe in touching and enriching the lives in the communities we operate. It’s not always about football or boxing. This is a group of people who are underprivileged and these people are not taking disability to be inability so we decided to support them to unearth their talents.”
Rafiu Amidu was named the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament
Gariba Sannie of Accra Giants picked up the Goal King Award and the Most Valuable Player Award. He scored nine goals in the competition.
All the players who participated in the tournament received prizes from the sponsors.
Ghana is expected to host the Skate Soccer Cup of Nations next year and the technical handlers are expected to select players from the just ended champions to form the nucleus of the national team.
By Nana Akua Amankwaah|3news.com|Ghana