Ako-Adjei Keep Fit Club on Sunday defeated Purple Stars 1-0 to win the 2023 ‘Mr Tee Aponkye’ Cup played at the Osu Ako-Adjei Park.
Defender Andrews Welbeck got the only goal of the game early in the second half to land his side the ultimate.
The two-day tournament under the theme ‘Building Ako-Adjei Electoral Area together through sports,’ was under the auspices of the Assembly member for the area, Sidney Tetteh Agorvor-Otchie., had eight crack teams battling for honours.
En route to the finals, Ako-Adjei Keep Fit Club defeated Mechanics Stars 2-0; accounted for Sunday Stars 4-2 on penalties after a pulsating 1-1 draw in regulation time.
Purple Stars beat Nyaniba Stars 1-0; defeated Kalamazoo Stars 7-6 on penalties to book a passage to the finals.
The winners, Ako-Adjei Keep Fit Club, was presented with a trophy, medals, football jerseys, one football, two sets of street lights, a live goat and a cash prize.
The duo of Copson Nii Nortey Okwei (Essien) and Joel Nii Nortey Ashong of Ako-Adjei Keep Fit Club were adjudged the best player and goalkeeper of the tournament, respectively.
All participating teams received GH¢300.00 as appearance fee plus bags of water.
Speaking to the Times Sports after the tournament, Mr Agorvor-Otchie, who is seeking re-election at the upcoming District Assembly Elections, said the event was aimed at bringing the communities together through the game of football.
He said in his small way, he has been able to support persons and groups in the community in education and health.
According him, the Ako-Adjei Electoral Area has seen evidential changes of collective development and improvement of livelihoods, especially among the vulnerable, under his leadership.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY