21.09.2004 Sports News

Two athletes invited for World Youth Athletic championship

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Cape Coast, Sept. 21 GNA - Two female athletes from the Central Region who excelled in the just ended Basic Schools Sports festival at Bolgatanga have been invited by the Ghana Amateur Athletics Association to participate in the World Youth Athletic championships to be held in Australia.

They are Ms Vivian Mills of Abura Iqra Islamic English Arabic Primary School and Ms Monica Ansah of Abura St. Lawrence Junior Secondary School.

Mr Cocha Brew, the Regional Physical Education Organiser who disclosed this to the GNA Sports at Cape Coast on Tuesday said Vivian Mills set a new record in the 400 metres in 57. 08 seconds to erase the old record of 57.10 secs whilst Monica Ansah came first in the 100 metres race in 12.5 secs during the Festival.

Mr Brew commended the athletes for bringing honour to the Region and urged them to enter the games with more determination and dedication to succeed.

In another development, Friends Babies whipped their local rivals Everton 2-1 in the Under 17 Colts League match played at the Mfantsipim school sports grounds on Monday.

Centre half, Richard Afful opened the scores with a free kick for Friends Babies in the 31st minute and held on the lead until the end of the first half.

Everton on resumption of the second half started the game strongly and kept their opponents vital boiling but they had to wait until the 68th minute when midfielder, Paul Afful fetched the equaliser.

The game from then became a ding-dong affair with the two teams evenly matched but Emmanuel Tampara, sneaked through an offside trap to score the match winner in the 70th minute for Friends Babies.

Other results were Ebubonko Royal Babies beat Adisadel Astronomers 1 - 0, Pea Badu Stars lost 0 -1 to Great Halifax with Oguaa United beating Liberty 3 -2.

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