The traditional football rivalry betweenTeshie and Nungua will come alive this SaturdayNews, Sports, Sports News, Spotlight, Uncategorized — June 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm Print This Post | Email This Post
The traditional football rivalry betweenTeshie and Nungua will come alive this Saturday at the Nungua Town Park when the two combatants clash for the annual Kplelejoo Homowo festival trophy.
Expected to draw hundreds of football fans, the big game is only a wee part of activities marking the Kpelejoo festival of the people of Nungua.
There was a stalemate in two legs when the two sides met last year,
but that result is much likely to alter this time around. According to organisers of the epic game, plans are far advanced to hook in exskipper of the senior national team, Black Stars Stephen Tornado Appiah and the dancing Asamoah Gyan to feature for the Nungua contingent. We want to silence Teshie once and for all and we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that is flawlessly achieved, an event organizer and leading official of the Nungua team, James Kotey, told the Times Sports yesterday.
While it will be the first time Gyan plays for Nungua if all go through, Appiah has pin-upped for the home team on a number of occasions – banging home some spectacular long-range goals in the process. Aside the colossal duo, a number of decent names including Bernard Don Bortey, Belgium based Jordan Opoku, Kofi Coomson, Rennel Adjei and Alex Kobia will be in action for Nungua.
Other players for the home team are Kotei Blankson, Benjamin Addotey, Abraham Oduro, Emmanuel Tetteh and Mawuli Toglo. Teshie, on the hand, will parade the likes of Ghana number one goalkeeper Richard Kingson and his brother Laryea, frank Sowah, Daniel Nii Adjei, John Boye , Edward Sosu and Adjei Bookey. But before the two sworn opponents cross swords, their retired counterparts – also known as the oldies will set the stage animated with a bonfire of skill – in one of the many curtain raisers for the afternoon.
The Nungua Oldies will parade good-old Albert Ansoade, ben Adjei, no-nonsense Bortey Tsule and Charles Aplerh with their Teshie counterparts relying on the likes of the effervescent Dan Annan, enterprising Sowah Nortey, ever-green Thomas Otinkorang and Laryea Pepper among others.
Women, reserve and juvenile football as well as other sporting disciplines will also be on display. A sumptuous afternoon of sports it promises to be and fans cannot simply afford to miss out on Saturday. Events of the day roar off at 11 a.m.
SOURCE : GHANAIAN TIMES