Hoviefe EP Primary has won this year’s
Dzahene Daniel led by example as the captain as his lone goal in their first match gave them the all-important win to boost the morale of the team. The victory brought endless cheers to the teaming fan base of the school made up of teachers and pupils of the Hoviefe EP Primary. The maestro of the side Daniel netted two crucial goals in the second match to take the team into the grand final against another good side.
In the final game, of the inter-schools football competition for primary schools, Hoviefe EP Primary came face to face with Ziavi Methodist. The game ended goalless and both teams headed into the penalty shot out. The Hoviefe EP Primary lads won the penalty shootout by four goals to three and sent their teaming fans into a jubilant mood.
The head teacher of the school, Madam Adama Theresa in a short interview with newsghana24.com recounted her excitement when his lads delivered the most important victory on the day in the finals. She said, “I am the current NJ sports chairman of Klefe/ Ziavi circuit so I was there personally, I was so excited”. The inter-schools football competition is an annual sports event for schools in the circuit.
The team according to the information gathered was coached by Sir Emmanuel, Mr. Ackah and Mr Anku all teachers of Hoviefe school. These teachers prepared the team psyched them for the task and the desire to succeed and the winning mentality in the kids coupled with their skills paid off.
In a related development, the JHS category was won by Klefe Achatime, they played Ziavi Dzogbe in a tough game that also ended goalless and won on penalties.
We look forward to the Ghana Football Association helping to develop grass root football in the country, help revamp juvenal football from the schools to unearth budding talents like Dzahene Daniel and his teams’ mates. This way we can produce the likes of Micheal Essien, Ni Odartey Lamptey, Smuel Osei Kuffour and Abedi Pele just a few to mention for the youth national teams and the black stars.
Most of Ghana’s best players were picked from such events however, the decline in support for grass root football in Ghana has negatively impacted our efforts to develop and many talents have gone unnoticed. We call on the authorities in charge of unearthing talents at the grass root to support the efforts of basic schools in organizing such important sports events on the school calendar to boast the moral of the kids and help develop talents for the future of Ghana football. This is the sure way to getting and polishing raw and good talents like Dzahene Daniel and his team mates.
Hoviefe EP Primary will have the bragging rights for the next one year whiles the other schools will surely come back stronger at the next competition. Juvenile football system of Ghana can be revived and it begins with these young lads if Ghana wants to enjoy the good old days again.