National Indoor Hockey Championships| OLD Fort Top Form advance to 2nd Division quarter-finals

first_img…. GBTI GCC Spice, Tigers continue winning waysTHE YMCA Old Fort Top Form have booked their place in tomorrow’s first quarter-final of the Men’s Second Division competition in this year’s National Indoor Hockey Championships through a dominant performance in their opening games.After disposing of Bounty GCC 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Group B of the division, Top Form got the better of Saints Silencer on Wednesday evening with a 5-0 victory at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, the venue of the event.In that clash, Omar Hopkinson scored twice, while there was a goal each for Chris Low-Koan, Theodore Thierens and Daniel Woolford.UNBEATENSeveral teams remain unbeaten, including male first division defending champions, Pepsi Hikers, who got the better of Bounty GCC by a 6-4 margin.In that game, Aroydy Branford exploded with five goals, while Robert France netted the other. After three nights, Branford leads all scorers with a whopping nine goals in two games.For GCC, who suffered their second defeat in as many games, Dwayne Scott, Orland Semple, Kevin Spencer and Meshach Sargeant were on target.In the female first division, GBTI GCC Spice and GBTI GCC Tigers registered their third and second consecutive victory when they defeated the GBTI GCC Spartans and Saints respectively.The Spice who were flawless on the first two nights, were tested on Wednesday evening when they battled sister side Spartans.Shebiki Baptiste scored the opening goal for the eventual winners in the 11th minute, while four minutes into the second half, the scores were tied, with Sandy Roopnarine having scored for the Spice, and Sarah Klautky and Abosaide Cadogan for the Spartans.It then took a second strike from Baptiste, late in the second half, to separate the sides.For the Tigers, it was a dominant 5-0 performance against the young Saints side. The imposing Marzana Fiedtkou, who powered her way to three goals and an assist, led the unbeaten side. Gabriella Xavier scored the other two goals late in the game.Meanwhile, Bounty GCC Pitbulls were able to defeat YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball 7-0 in a Men’s Second Division Group A battle, after Samuel Woodroffe and Rahim Oliver netted a brace each. YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz drew 4-4 with Antonio’s Hickers in an Over-35 battle.Jason Desantos scored a hat-trick for Old Fort, while at the other end Devin Munroe netted a pair for the Hickers.last_img read more

Tributes pour in for Junior Agogo following news of his death

first_imgTributes have been pouring in for ex-Ghana international, Junior Manuel Agogo, who passed away in a London hospital earlier today.The former Nottingham Forest and Zamalek striker had been battling stroke since 2015 until his demise on Thursday morning.He scored 12 goals for Ghana in 27 appearances after he made his debut in 2006.Former teammate and General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, took to twitter to post two images of himself and Agogo and said he was “gutted” by the news.Gutted..Thanks for the memories JUNIOR💔💔💔 R.I.P bro— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 22, 2019General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football and former Black Stars defender, Anthony Baffoe, posted an image of Agogo with the caption “…Rest well, Junior Agogo.”May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo 🙏🏿🙏🏿— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019His former agent, Saif Rubie, said he couldn’t believe the news.Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away. Still can’t believe it. One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana 😢😢😢 #rip #ghana— Saif Rubie (@saifpr) August 22, 2019The Ministry of Youth and Sports said Agogo “will be fondly remembered for the memories”.You epitomized a phrase in our national anthem ‘Bold to defend’ and as it were, the privilege and the pride to represent your country with the @ghanafaofficial Black Stars.Indeed, you will be fondly remembered for the memoriesRIP Junior Agogo!— Min. of Youth & Sports GH (@MOYSGh) August 22, 2019 The Ghana Football Association is saddened by news of the sudden demise of ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo. On behalf of the Ghanaian football fraternity, we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our Black Star, Junior Agogo. May his soul Rest In Peace— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) August 22, 2019 😢💔Junior Agogo from the heartbreak💔of watching him on BBC’s Speechless to today’s sad news at 40.What a journey! full of unforgettable memories in the colours of Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest.The brightest Black Star at AFCON 2008 on home soil.Thank You!— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) August 22, 2019His former clubs joined in with praises for their former forward, with Nottingham Forest tweeting they were “saddened” by the news and Sheffield Wednesday sending thoughts to Agogo’s family.Rest in peace, Junior ❤️ #NFFC are saddened to learn that former striker Junior Agogo has passed away. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Junior’s family and friends at this sad time.— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 22, 2019 Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo. Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) August 22, 2019 Junior Agogo. Thanks for the memories.— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) August 22, 2019FIFA sent out thoughts too.Our thoughts are with the friends and family of former @ghanafaofficial striker Junior Agogo, who has passed away aged 40.— (@FIFAcom) August 22, 2019last_img read more