Beach soccer dazzles at Hogbetsotso festival

first_imgThe biggest crowd witnessed for a beach soccer game in Ghana was recorded over the weekend when 6 beach soccer clubs converged at the Aborigines Beach Resort in Keta for the second edition of the Hogbetsotso Beach Soccer Classic.As happened with the maiden edition in 2014, beach soccer clubs converged at the venue to display their craft and skills to festive makers, locals, tourists and dignitaries alike.The event was broadcast live on one of the top radio stations in the Volta region Jubilee 106.9 fm.The standard of this year’s event was higher than last year’s edition. The protocol officer of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association Kusi Awere Gyamfi said this will be the template for spreading beach soccer throughout Ghana.Sea Lions Bsc and Teshie United Bsc from Accra joined hosts Keta Sunset Sports, Havedzi Mighty Warriors, Tegbi Youth and Ada Assurance in this year’s invitational tournament. The build up to the event was made even more exciting due to the fact that the best teams in the league were all in top shape ahead of the festival tournament.After some spectacular and exciting games, host team Keta Sunset Sports defeated their arch rivals Havedzi Mighty Warriors 4-1 in the final. The 4-1 scoreline did not reflect the tight and competitive nature of the final but rather the individual brilliance of Sunset captain Michael Sema who scored his sides four goals. The event was supported by the Member of Parliament for the Keta Constituency Hon. Richard Quashigah and his colleagues Hon. Fiifi Kwetey and Hon Okudzeto Ablakwa. The venue for the finals, Aborigines Beach Resort was made available by the C.E.O Mitch G. Woollams.In a post final interview, the president of GBSA Yaw Ampofo Ankrah assured the media and sports fans who witnessed the event that there will be more beach soccer tournament in Keta in 2016.”This initiative is part of Beach Soccer Ghana’s wider goal of expanding the game to all coastal communities in Ghana”.Special commendation was reserved for the C.E.O of Keta Sunset Sports Ruben Dzidodo and his officials. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Setién: “I would not like to be a league champion like this …”

first_imgQuique Setién, Barcelona coach, spoke on the club’s channels with his collaborators, second coach Eder Sarabia, physical trainer Fran Soto, and goalkeeping coach Jon Pascua. The coach is looking forward to returning to training after spending a confinement at his home where he has barely left, since as he confessed “I have gone out but little, my wife has not left me or take the dog out and if I go out, I do it in the last hours when there is practically nobody ”.In order to prepare for the return training, Setien’s great doubt is “if there will be contact on the return from training. When we return we will have to see how the break has affected everyone. We will verify this when we meet personally and looking at each other’s faces. An unknown door will open, we do not know whether or not there will be fear of contacts in the rondos. The uncertainties will be cleared on the fly. ” And he joked that in the face of the return to the Champions League “there may be a general amnesty so that we can count on the players we did not have”The Barça coach reflected that “everything has been very new, in addition to the guidelines for physical work, which the trainers took and reported to them on time, it remains to be seen how we can return, I don’t think anyone will have an advantage over the rest. In collective work we have been able to do little. Some group meeting, but you can do little. We will see the tactical work when we are in a room. We will see how we do it, because to review videos we still have to take them to a cinema so they are separated, because in the video room we have I don’t think we can be ” Setien reiterated that “Common sense would indicate that if it cannot continue, if it cannot continue, the logical thing would be for it to remain as it is, but what we want is to end it. I’m looking forward to finishing, I wouldn’t want to win the championship if it stayed like this, like this. “The commitment of the squad during this time has been excellent for the Blaugrana coach, who confessed that “One player told me one day that he didn’t really want to work and when he got up he did twice as much as expected.”The coach judged his first 100 days on the bench as “Very good, we have improved many things that we have improved, although there has been a lack of continuity and nuances because we have lacked time to work. The best game we have played was against Levante ”.Setién explained that during confinement “I have seen many games from 30 years ago that tears fell to me seeing what has changed soccer. The first days I saw many. And also rivals, but I have finished the job in a short time. I thought it was going to be less time. I saw Italy-Brazil in the World Cup in Spain, some of the Atlético we played ”The technician concluded that “I am looking forward to returning to normality and affected by what has happened and the consequences of this plague that has affected us in some way, some even with their lives. Uncertainty affects ”last_img read more

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