In fulfillment of its commitment made last year, Worldwide Mission School, the 2017 National High School Football Champions, will travel to Kumasi, Ghana, to play against Adu Gyamfi Senior High School in a friendly international high school football match.
Adu Gyamfi is Ghana’s 2017 Regional High School Football champions.
The international travel opportunity for Worldwide Mission School, in addition to prizes, included a cash prize of US$7,000, a large trophy, and 30 medals.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament Kevin Potis of Worldwide Mission School, received a cash prize of US$1,000.
The high school football match, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi will not only expose the team to international game but also provide a unique opportunity for them to interact with youth from another country, share experiences, create lasting friendship, and, above all, inspire more youth to enroll in high school.
The Liberian delegation of 20 persons will depart for Ghana on Friday, April 27. The delegation will include players, a sports director and coach (from Worldwide Mission School), representatives from the ministries of Education and Youth and Sports, as well as a representative from the Organizing Committee of National High School Sports.
The National High School Sports is an organization that uses sports as a platform to engender human development, targeting students and vulnerable youth in Liberia; it promotes sports and education as an inseparable component in support of youth development.
The first-ever nationwide high school football and kickball championship in 2017 featured over two hundred Ministry of Education-sanctioned high schools across Liberia.
The National High School Sports intentionally uses sport as a platform to reduce youth illiteracy and ultimately boost school enrollment.
In addition, it has created a nationwide framework to solve another critical sports development challenge – sports decentralization, to facilitate expansion efforts of relevant sports federations or associations.
Players/student-athletes: Jonathan Johnson, Morris Kromah, Mamadou Balee, Abraham Kamara, Alex Blay, Cexzo B. Dablah, Sealiho M. Sheriff, William Stuart, Emmanuel Gayflor, Sumulu Wilson, Jarweah Bengar, Andrew C. Yantee, Kevin Potis, Dennis Wolobah and Mamadee Sonie.
Official and representatives: Richard Watkins – Sports Director and Boima Harris – Coach (Worldwide Mission), representative of the Ministry of Education, representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and representative of the Organizing Committee.
Sponsors: National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, APM Terminals, Total Liberia, Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), Liberia Telecommunications Authority, BRAC Liberia, Efficient Logistics, Kenya Airways.
Others: Central Bank of Liberia, Orange Liberia, UMARCO, Ministry of Public Works, National Toiletries, Liberia Revenue Authority.
The Ghanaian team’s players are Quaye Clinton, Acheampong Emmanuel, Kobinah Justice, Pobee Samuel, Arthur Frank, Boakye Godfred, Osei Owusu Evans, Amankwah Samuel, Salifu Abdulai, Asante Solomon, Nketiah Emmanuel, Opoku Sagacious, Konadu Stephen, Appiah Patrick, Afreh Eugene, Osman Issah, Boakye Joseph and Owusu Shadrack.
Aside from the remarkable performance of Adu Gyamfi Senior High School in most sporting activities, the Boys’ Soccer Competition has been the banner over the last decade in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, after emerging champions for five times.
Other achievements: 2009 -1st Runners-up, 2010 – Winners, 2011– Winners, 2012-Winners, 2013 – Quarter Finalist, 2014 -Winners, 2015 -2nd Runners-up, 2016 – Quarter Finalist, 2017 – Winners