Adisadel College (ADISCO) and Wesley Girls Senior High School emerged winners in the boys’ and girls’ categories respectively of the second edition of the Inter Schools Hockey Fiesta dubbed “The Dr. Emmanuel Evans- Anfum & Md. Theodosia Okoh High Schools and Colleges Hockey Fiesta” which was held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium last weekend.
This year’s tournament was a considerable upgrade from last year’s with the addition of four new schools.
Defending champions, ADISCO, retained their crown after hard fought a 2-0 win over Cape Coast rivals, St. Augustine’s College, in the final, with PRESEC Legon coming third and Accra Academy occupying fourth place.
In the girls’ division, Wesley Girls Senior High School pulled off an upset with a 3-2 penalty shootout win in the final over last year’s champions Yaa Asantewa Girls after the game ended goalless after full time.
Benjamin Koffie (ADISCO) and Augustina Doe (Wesley Girls) emerged as the tournament’s best players after their scintillating performances throughout the competition.
The Chairman of the tournament organizing committee, Rev. Lomo-Mainoo, was full of praise for the participating teams after the tournament and expressed his satisfaction at the success of the competition.
“All the teams played their hearts out to the end I want to commend them. There was a lot of talent on display here today so definitely, it is going to boost the development and growth of hockey in the schools,” he said.
Madam Okoh was the Chairman of the Ghana Hockey Association and later President of the Ghana Hockey Federation for over 20 years. It was during her era as President of the Hockey Federation that Ghana first qualified for both the Hockey World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Dr Evans-Anfom is a former Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, founding member of Gold Coast Hockey Association. He was the first President of Gold Coast Hockey Association from 1952 to 1962.
By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana