Miracle U-17 Team wins Second Edition of Soccer for Dreamers Tournament

The second edition of the Soccer for Dreamers tournament was won by the U-17 side of Miracle Land FC, played at Winton Wembley Park in Awutu in the Central region.

The tournament, put together by the US-based non-profit organisation, brought together four clubs including Young Juventus, Senya Wonders, Goama Sports for Change and Awutu Winton Senior High School (WINSEC). All four participating teams received jerseys, boots, balls, shin guards, and gloves, among others

Heading to the finals, Miracle Land FC made light work of Awutu- edition of the Soccer for Dreamers tournament played at Winton Wembley Park in Awutu in the Central region.

In the second game, WINSEC defeated Senya Wonders 2-0 to book a place in the finals, where they lost 1-0 to Miracle Land FC with a first-half strike from Emmanuel Mensah settling the scores.

For their reward, the Gomoa Ojobi side, coached by former Hearts of Oak Assistant Coach, Stephen Abugri, took home a trophy.

Emmanuel Effah of WINSEC was adjudged the best player of the tournament; his teammate, Darko, went home with the top scorer’s trophy, with Wilberforce Mensah of Miracle Land picking the best goalkeeper trophy.

Speaking in an interview with the GNA Sports, Madam Sylvia Akwaboah, President of Soccer for Dreamers, a Non- Governmental Organization based in the United States said the tournament was a platform to showcase to the world how talented Ghanaian players were.

She said Soccer for Dreamers was committed to supporting these talented footballers in their various careers with a donation drive and also how to educate them on how to improve their health.

“We have invested in an online learning platform, you can learn how to get ready for an interview, how to put CV’s together, Customer Service skills and how to train to be a good employee to give footballers life even after football which is the Ubuntu online academy platform,” she said.

Madam Akwaboah said there was a need to give these footballers a better future to aid them achieve success in life.

A set of football gear was also donated to Gomoa Sports for Change, an NGO using sports to get children out of the street.

Stephen Nyarko, Coach of Gomoa Sports for Change thanked Soccer for Dreamers for coming onboard to help the organization and the community as a whole.

“It will help us go a long way because as an NGO we do not have so many gears to support the children to work so we will use these things to help the children gain more experience through sports,” he said.

The event was coordinated by Soccer for Dreamers Ghana representative Stephane Lecosson.

Culled from GhanaWeb and Ghana News Agency.

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