Ghana crowned champions at African Universities games

Ghana’s Universities football team were crowned champions at the recent Africa Universities Games after returning from Kenya with gold medals in the football tournament, as both athletics and badminton, the other disciplines competed for by Ghana, also won several medals to boot.
Ghana’s football side however topped the Africa championships by emerging champions, Abel Manomey scored both goals in the 2-0 win in the final over Uganda. The Ghana side had earlier defeated hosts, Kenya, 5-4 on penalties after drawing 2-2 at regulation time of their semi finals.
Manomey of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) also netted in the game against Kenya to round of his tally for the tournament to three goals, enough to emerge the goal king, much to his excitement.
“Before we left Ghana, we were determined that we will win something because the last time Ghana went, they won silver and we wanted to do better. Personally I was prepared to give off my best so I was very delighted that we did it,” Manomey said on arrival back in Accra.
Goalkeeper Michael Akwetteh Lamptey, captain Edward Owusu Asare, Ebenezer Kisseh and Abel Manomey of all of UEW, Kamal Kokroko and Benjamin Jesse Chagli University of Professional Studies, Saddick Ahmed, Seth Awidi and Atindane University of Ghana, Jeffery Taylor and Alfred Ahene (KNUST), Emmanuel Baffour and Nicholas Acheampong (UCC) and Francis Yagah of U-MAT were some of the players who represented Ghana’s universities and won gold in Kenya.
In athletics, Team Ghana won a total of eleven medals comprising seven gold and four bronze whilst the badminton side clinched four gold, three silver and one bronze to amass a total of 8 medals to help the country finish as overall runner-up of the entire competition.

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