Abokobi wins "Operation Clean Your Frontage" football competition
The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), on Saturday, 5th February, 2022, organized a football gala competition at the Abokobi Town Park as part of efforts to intensify awareness on the "Operation Clean Your Frontage" campaign.
Date Created : 2/7/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com /Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman
The competition featured four (4) teams from three (3) Electoral Areas; Abokobi, Ablorh Adjei, Agbogba, and the Ga East Municipal Assembly.
Elizabeth Kaakie Mann symbolically opened the competition with the first kick of the ball from the centre line at 1:30pm after a welcome address had been delivered by the Chief of Abokobi, Samuel Nii Adjetey Mohenu.
In the first game, Abokobi defeated Ablorh Adjei one nil (1:0), with the goalkeeper of Ablorh Adjei taking an early shower in the first half as he was red carded for an offensive conduct towards the referee.
Team GEMA, which had not had any prior training, unfortunately lost to Agbogba on 3-4 penalty shoot-outs after a one-one draw game. Team GEMA took the lead earlier in the first but Agbogba equalized with some 10 minutes to the end of the match.
Ablorh Adjei and GEMA took the third and fourth places respectively in a pulsating encounter which ended in a goaless draw with Ablorh Adjei winning 5:3 on penalties.
In the finals, Abokobi played a goaless draw game with Agbogba, coached by the Assembly Member for Agbogba, Dennis Mensah Sowah. However, Abokobi won the coveted trophy at stake 6:5 on penalties.
The Municipal Environmental Health Officer (MEHO), Charles Ampomah Asabre, the lead officer in the organization of the competition, and the coordinator - Kenneth Daniels, the Deputy Director of Administration at GEMA, led the MCE, Nii Abokobi and the Presiding Member to present the prizes to the teams as follows:
1st, Winners - Abokobi: a trophy, a football, cash, a set of jersey, and cartons of assorted drinks and packs of bottled water
2nd - Old Agbogba: a football, and a cash amount, assorted drinks and packs of bottled water
3rd - Ablorh Adjei: cash, assorted drinks and packs of bottled water
4th - GEMA: cash, assorted drinks and packs of bottled water
Other dignitaries who graced the gala competition included the Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jesse Nii Noi Anum, Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mrs. Vera Akuffo-Mante, Assembly Members for Abokobi, Hon. Moses Ola Dowuona, Ablorh Adjei, Hon. Jacob Ablorh, Agbogba, Hon. Dennis Mensah Sowah, Taifa North, Hon. Nana Safo Gyasi, Taifa South, Hon. Patience Ofosuhene Okrah, and Dome West, Hon. Ebenezer Kwao.
Also present were the Abokobi Council of Elders, Deputy Director, Kenneth Daniels, Municipal Works Engineer (MWE), Peter Bah-Lano, and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman, as well as personnel from the Abokobi-Ayi-Mensah District Police Command.