04.05.2004 Sports News

Upper East Police humble Northern Region counterparts

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Bolgatanga, May 4, GNA - Personnel of the Ghana Police Service in the Upper East Region at the weekend established firm superiority over their Northern Regional counterparts with a two-goal victory in soccer and a win in the tug-of-war contest at the Bolgatanga sports stadium. The encounter forms part of measures embarked upon by the Police Administration towards raising a team for the Police Service in their preparation for a sports gala among other security services in the country scheduled for July this year.

The soccer match began with both sides making frantic incursions into each other's vital area but their attacking line-ups were unable to find the net till the ding-dong affair ended the first half with no goal for either side.

The Upper East team clad in white and blue jersey piled pressure on the visitors right from the start of the second half and were rewarded with a goal in the 70th minute through Abraham Hiakeme. As the game was drawing to a close the Northern team increased their of the game in an effort to fetch the much needed equalizer but to no avail.

Their effort was shattered when in the 87th minute, Ernest Appiah's long-range short hit the back of the opponent's net to give the Upper East Police a comfortable two nil victory.

In the tug-of-war contest, which came during the recess of the soccer match, the Upper East team pulled two straight wins to claim the championship trophy.

Police Superintendent D.R.K. Asare, officer in charge of sports at Police Headquarters who spoke to the GNA at the end of the games, said the next action in the hunt for talents would be at the Sunyani sports stadium on Tuesday May 4, when the Brong Ahafo Police will clash with their counterparts from the Upper West Region.

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