Alphonso Armah Youth Tournament Day 1 Review

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Cece United Football Academy's Clifton Jones (Blue jersey) in possession against Cape Mount Young Star. (Photo credit: Anthony Kokoi/Daily Observer.)

MFA 1-1 Bassa Community FC; Cece United 2-0 Cape Mount Young Stars; Discoveries FC 3-0 Zodiac; Kasumu Sillah Academy 1-0 NYSAL; Sam Johnson Foundation 0-0 PYS; CT Football Academy 2-0 Ambassadors FC.

The much talked about Alphonso Armah Youth Football Tournament yesterday kicked off at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) with four out of the 12 teams securing wins in their first group stage matches.

In the day’s first encounter between Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) and Bassa Community FC, MFA through skillful attacker Prince Toe came from a goal down to force Bassa Community FC to a 1-1 draw in Group A.

In the second Group A match, both Sam Johnson Foundation and Paynesville Young Stars (PYS) failed to find the back of the net after a goalless draw. This means it is all level in Group A after two draws.

In today’s fixtures, Monrovia Football Academy will face Paynesville Young Stars, while Bassa Community FC will go against Sam Johnson Foundation.

In the first match of Group B yesterday, also at the ATS, Discoveries FC secured the first and biggest win of the day following a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Zodiac FC to top the group on goal difference.

In the second game in Group B, Cece United took an early lead after striker Mohammed Turay scored against Cape Mount Young Stars. United missed several opportunities midway through the first half and later came under pressure from their opponents, but maintained their great defensive posture.

United finally booked their 2-0 victory after Delton Kollie doubled the lead 17 minutes into the second half. They are now seated second in Group B.

In Group C, CT United Academy went on top after a 2-0 victory against Ambassadors FC. Goals from Amandu Waika and Peter Sorbor were enough for them to collect all three points.

Meanwhile, Bong County’s representative in the tournament, Kasumu Sillah Academy, pinned NYSAL Academy 1-0 to move second in Group C.

NYSAL Academy and CT United Academy will get the ball rolling today in the first encounter at the ATS at 10:00 a.m., while Ambassadors FC will take on Kasumu Sillah Academy at 3:00 p.m.

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