Hockey News of Monday, 3 September 2018
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) Hockey pitch became the centre of attraction on Saturday, September 1 when both the male and female hockey teams of Accra- based Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) overpowered their respective opponents to emerge champions of the 2018 Fetu Afahye festival hockey tournament.
While GRA men dethroned 2017 champions, Exchequers of Bank of Ghana with a narrow 1-0 victory in their last match, GRA Ladies went all out with a 3-0 victory over Golden Masters Ladies in their second match to retain the trophy they won last year.
In the Masters game, Sapholda defied all odds to emerge new champions after their 3-2 penalty win over arch Golden Sticks.
On their way to emerging champions, GRA Men settled for a goalless draw with Cape Coast Men before losing 2-3 to their host on penalties.
They then accounted for Western Men 2-0 in their second match before meeting defending champions, Exchequers of Bank of Ghana in their last game where GRA proved more superior with a lone goal fired by Kwasi Anim to win the day for his team.
GRA Ladies who were the defending champions started the tournament with a 2-0 victory over the host team, Cape Coast Ladies in their first game, before dismissing Golden Masters Ladies 3-0 in their second game to keep the trophy they won last year.
Goals from Elizabeth Opoku, Vivian Narkour and Emelia Fosuaa were enough for the Sapholda League champions who also won the T.Tommy tournament in Kumasi to win their third major trophy in 2018.
For their part, Sapholda, who won the Fetu Afahye Masters, won their first match 4-3 against Golden Sticks after settling for a 0-0 draw during regulation time.
They then accounting for Citizens 1-0 on penalties after drawing 0-0 before crowning the day with a 3-2 victory over Golden Sticks again on penalties to emerge champions in the Masters game.