It was an amazing and unforgettable experience when the children of five selected orphanages from across Ghana, battled it out for the bragging rights and winning prizes in the first edition of a one-day mini soccer tournament dubbed ‘Orphanage League’.
After a very competitive knockout stage amongst the teams of the Great Mission International Children’s Home, Save Them Young Home, Potter’s Village, J’Ann Royal Children’s Home and the New Life International Home; Potter’s Village and J’Ann Royal sailed through to the finals. The final match ended with a 2-1 score line in favour of Potter’s Village.
Potter’s Village received a prize of GHC 2,000, while J’Ann Royal Children’s Home took home GHC 1,500. The 2nd runner up walked away with GHC 1,000, while the 3rd and 4th runner-ups took consolation prizes of GHC 500 each.
The 30-minute display of talent, exceptional skills and incredible tactics by the children was just enough evidence that Ghana has not run short of gems for her national teams.
The energy of the crowd, deep passion from the various teams, the chants, cheers and an awesome musical performance from Baba Spirit of Angel TV and Lily M, entertained the crowd; children and adults alike.
The initiative’s CEO, Roselyn Naa Dowuona, and co-founders, Michael Boakye-Yiadom and Nii Kometey Tetteh, expressed their profound gratitude to the organisations and volunteers for their incredible support. They further called on other corporate bodies to extend a supporting hand as they seek to raise GHC 10,000 to award the children who will emerge winners in their upcoming essay competition.
The mini tournament received overwhelming support from its sponsors: Royal Crown Packaging (the headline sponsor), Promasidor’s Cowbell, Decathlon Ghana, Empress Multimedia and Awake Mineral Water.