Airtel rising stars soccer championship ends

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In the boys soccer finals, zone three defeated zone four by two goals to nil to win the trophy.

In the match for the third place, zone one beat zone two by six goals to five on penalties, the full time score was a goalless draw.

At the semi-final stage, zone one lost to zone four by one goal to four on penalties, it was one goal apiece in regulation time, while zone three defeated zone two by a lone goal.

In the Girls under-15 soccer finals, zone one beat zone two, one nil to win the trophy.

In the match for the third place, zone three defeated zone four by two goals to nil .

At the semi-final stage, zone one beat zone four by four goals to three on penalties, it was goalless draw in regulation time, while in the second semi-final match, zone three lost to zone two by a lone goal.

The winners of both boys and girls divisions were given trophies, gold medals and sports bags from Airtel, while the second and third positions were given silver and bronze medals respectively and Airtel bags.

Four zones representing the 10 regions, took part in the competition .

Zone one was made up of Eastern, Volta and the Greater Accra Regions, while zone two consisted of Central and Western Regions, with Brong-Ahafo and the Ashanti Regions formed zone three.

The Upper East, Upper West and the Northern Regions constituted zone four.

The competition was intended to select a team to represent Ghana at the Airtel Rising Stars Soccer Tournament in Gabon and an invitational tournament in Korea, all slated for August this year.

In all, 48 players were selected for both the boys and girls divisions, 32 for the boys and 16 for the girls.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) , the Eastern Region representatives of zone one, Mr. Lainford Asamoah who is also the Vice Chairman of the Eastern Regional Football Association, congratulated the participants for winning gold and bronze medals.

He said the four players selected to represent Ghana in Gabon and Korea must train hard to meet the standards ahead of them.

He assured them of the support of the Regional Football Association. GNA

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