Host Ashba (Ashanti- Bono Ahafo zone) clinched their second victory in the men’s football tournament after a hard-fought 2:1 victory over the Northern zone team at the ongoing Colleges of Education Sports Association Games at the Paa Joe stadium, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
Clement Oyame’s header from a corner kick sent the Paa Joe stadium into ruptures in the first half but the Northerners came back strongly in the second half to pull parity through Richmond Aniah’s well-timed strike.
The hosts were not to be undone as Theophilus Asumadu restored their lead after tapping in from close range minutes to the end of the topsy-turvy game.
It will be recalled that Ashba came back from a goal down to defeat EGA (Eastern-Greater Accra zone) in the opening game of the competition on Monday afternoon after a brace from striker Dominic Owusu.
The Volta zone recorded a 2:0 success over Cenwest in the other men’s football match played on day 2 of the competition.
Meanwhile, Zachariah Ahiati scored in the 1st and 78th minutes respectively as the Volta zone defeated the Northern zone on the opening day.
On day 2 of the women’s football, EGA piped Cenwest in the early kick-off game before Volta also beat Northern zone 1:0.
On day 1 of the tournament, Love Asamoah scored a brace as Ashba defeated the Northern zone 2:0 in the women’s football action. EGA and Volta played a pulsating 1:1 drawn game in another women’s football game. Erica Agbo -Asafo opened the scores for Volta before Princess Adarkwah scored the equalising goal. Volta eventually won the penalty kicks after converting 4 while EGA scored only 3.