Cece United Football Academy on Sunday, December 30, 2018, were crowned champions of the 2018 edition of Play for Peace annual Football Tournament after defeating Play for Peace Academy 1-0 in the finals of the one-day tournament at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
The tournament was organized by former Lone Star midfielder Eddie Kingston in collaboration with One Goal Foundation School and was played among eight teams.
The eight teams were Cece United Academy, Play for Peace Academy, David Suah Foundation, Young Star, Wilson Corner, Monrovia Football Academy, Josephine Clark Academy, and Ambassadors.
Cece United Football Academy defeated David Suah Foundations 4-1 in the opening game, 3-1 win against Wilson Corner Academy in their second match and 1-0 before the final match against Play for Peace Academy (1-0).
Strikers George Nyanton, Emmanuel Koiwu, Alex G. Doe, Hassan Mohammed, and Delton Kollie were the scorers of the champions Cece Academy.
Runner-up Play for Peace won her first and second games 3-0 and 2-0 against Ambassadors and Young Star respectively before losing their final encounter 1-0 to Cece United Academy.
Leon Sammy, Mohammed Jalloh, and Prince Kollie were the scorers for Play for Peace.
Monrovia Football Academy, Young Star, Josephine Academy, and David Suah were four teams that failed to score a single win out of the three games they played in the tournament.
Play for Peace Academy’s founder Eddie Kingston described the tournament as a huge success and paid tribute to the champions and the rest of the teams.
Each player of the eight schools that took part in the tournament received one book bag.
Kingston said the main reason he established his Play for Peace Academy is to help develop the minds of Liberia’s future leaders with both academic and football education.
Kingston said his academy presently has 40 students and that they are all scoring the needed grade points in class and they are also progressing in the football arena.
He acknowledged that the just ended tournament is the second and promised to organize another football league in February among 24 academies.
“The league is for players between the ages 12 to 15 who are in school because one of our goals is to develop the youth in both the classroom and provide them football skills. The league will be played in the various communities in Monrovia and registration will start from January 10 thru February 4. All interested persons can contact cell#-0776-451-363 or cell#-0777-217-428,” he said.