Thousands of children, youth and the aged thronged the Gonno School Park at Teshie to support their football stars as Happy Man Pro-team defeated a select group of footballers from Teshie 3-1 n the 8th annual Happy Man Boxing Day Soccer Fiesta.
The annual exhibition between a team of local and foreign Ghanaian stars Teshie took place at the Gonno School Park last Saturday.
Midfielder Michael Baidoo from Norwegian side FK Jerv shot the international Ghanaian stars in the lead with an exquisite free-kick inside the first half.
After recess, the local stars pulled parity through Benjamin Adebayor, finishing off a beautiful team move. The local side enjoyed the chunk of possession in the second half as they dictated from the heart of the park.
However, it didn’t take long for foreign stars to take the lead again after Halmstads BK striker Sadat Karim slotted home coolly from a rebound.
Prosper Kassim made it 3-1 to the foreign stars and put the game beyond their local counterparts after he finished off a devastating counter attacking move in the closing stages of the game.
The players who featured in the game include Reuben Ayarna, Sadat Karim, Isaac Shaze, Gladson Awako, Yussif Chibsah, Michael Baidoo, Prosper Kassim and Aloma Benjamin.
Others included Faisal Chibsah, Eric Donkor, Eben Kudorlor and Emmanuel Dogbey
The local based side also featured the likes of Seth Sowah, Michael Adebayor, Prince Akutey, Jonah Cortouir, Samuel Tetteh, Gatuso, Sergio Seth, Ray, Adjei Steven, Niisoo McLord, Jordan Xavi, Michael Commander, Manasseh Scanty, Addy Gabriel, Zola Adjei Monney, Daniel Tetteh, Layea Roland, Yaw Redo and Rhule Dinho
The game was attended by Black Stars B head coach Ibrahim Tanko, Deputy Minister of Health Hon. Okoe Boye and Daniel McKorley, founder and chief executive officer of McDan Group of Companies.
This year’s edition was sponsored by Happy Man Bitters, Club consult Africa, Strike Ghana, Chibsah Foundation, Pico Pub as well as the Office of Dr Okoe Boye.