Myohang Forces won the game 2-1 after both teams played out one of the most exciting games in the tournament thus far.
Milo U-13 Champions League: Myohang Forces defeat Talent Bridge Academy to win Zone 3
Myohang Forces from the Western region have emerged winners of Zone 3 of the 2019 Milo U-13 Champions League after defeating Talent Bridge Academy in the final.
The champions made it to the final after topping the Western region group, which contained the likes of Alavanyo D/A Primary, SIPL/PSG Basic School and rivals Myohang Barracks.
Having progressed from the group, Myohang Forces then defeated Juaboso D/A Primary – winners of the Western North region – in the semi-finals to set up a date with Talent Bridge Academy in the final.
Talent Bridge Academy also had to qualify from the Central region group A, which contained Dankwakrom D/A Primary, Precious Gift Int. School and Excellence Preparatory.
They then defeated Nyenesi Catholic Primary, who topped Central region B, to qualify to the semi final.
However, Talent Bridge Academy were seeded straight to the final following a ballot which they won.
The final was keenly contested, as Talent Bridge had scored 13 goals in the competition while Myohang Forces were yet to conceded throughout the tournament.
However, it was the latter who emerged zonal champions after putting two goals past their opponents.
In all, 16 teams from the Western, Western North and Central regions were paired into four groups to compete in Zone 3.
John Affum of Juaboso D/A Primary, Kingsley Amoah of Talent Bridge Academy and Hamza Iliasu of A&D Memorial emerged top scorers in the competition after scoring five goals each.
Matthew Addae of Talent Bridge Academy was also crowned best player following a string of impressive performances in the competition.
The best goalkeeper award also went to Edmund Kwofie of Myohuang Forces, while the fair play award A&B Memorial Basic School for their discipline.
Meanwhile, champions Myohang Forces, runners-up Talent Bridge Academy, and fellow semi-finalists Juaboso D/A Primary, have all qualified for the national finals to be held in Kumasi from July 2 to July 6, 2019.
All the participating teams were given cash prizes, footballs, exercise books and other products from Nestle Ghana
Currently in its fifth year, the Milo U-13 Champions League is part of the Milo Grassroots Sports Development programme which has been in existence for the past two decades.
The theme for the 2019 competition is “Team Makes Me”.
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