28.05.2004 Football News

Goal glut at Mylik Tournament

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Accra, May 28, GNA - It was a goal glut on the third day of the Third Annual Mylik Classic Soccer Tournament at the El-Wak Sports Stadium on Thursday as 13 goals were scored in the three matches played. Polo Academy set the pace when they walloped Soccer Angels 4-0 in the opening match of the day, through first half goals netted by Michael Commey in the 16th, Isaac Ganiyu in the 20th, Isaac Edusei on 28 and Mohammed Haruna in the 42nd minute.

Try as Soccer Angels did, they failed to get a consolation as their foes from Polo Academy multiplied in defence to keep them at bay. In the second match of the day, International Allies financed by the Jokers Twins spanked Olympiakos by five goals to two. Half time scores were 4-1.

Simon Martey put Allies in the lead after three minutes but Joshua Otoo cancelled the lead with a spectacular goal when he slammed a volley into the roof of the net near the right upright from 35 yards. Kwame Anokye restored the lead to Allies on 27 minutes and Ali Issaka made it 3-1 in the 39th minute and Daniel Offei upped the scored to 4-1 just before the break.

Samuel Opoku scored the final goal for Allies in the 69th minute before Otoo shone again with another long-range effort on 83 minutes to reduce the tally for Olympiakos and end the tie 5-2 in favour of International Allies.

The final match was a classic thriller and a befitting climax to an afternoon of fluid soccer as Frankfurt F/C, the national Milo Colts champions from Akwatia who chose to play in the Greater Accra preliminary round beat Datus Academy 2-0.

Datus put up a plucky performance against the national champions but a momentary loss of concentration cost them the match as they conceded two goals in two minutes to end the match as losers. Hamza Nuhu punished the Datus team with an easy push in on 10 minutes and Awudu Ayuba made it a brace, a minute later with another gift goal.

Thereafter, the exchanges became even as the Datus lads surged forward on many occasions, but they lacked the vision upfront to redeem their deficit.

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