Emmanuel FC win maiden Anagblah Cup

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The players celebrating after lifting the trophy

Division Two side Emmanuel FC last Saturday lifted the maiden Jordan Anagblah Memorial trophy after they defeated Police National 1-0 at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra.

Both teams fought cagily hoping to break the deadlock in the opening 45 minutes but they could not convert the many chances that came their way.

With the match heading for a draw, Emmanuel FC’s Christian Bortier Borlabi broke the hearts of Police Nationals fans after he powered home from close range in the 83rd minute to win the cup for Emmanuel FC.

It was the second time Borlabi had scored a crucial goal to gift his team a trophy after he scored the only goal in their game against Danbort Youth FC in the Betway Easter Gala final in April.

Emmanuel FC have been phenomenal since the competition began in March finishing at the summit of the Group 7A table after beating Rising Stars 3-0 in their final group game.  

The team, coached by former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingston, emerged the most impressive side after eliminating every opponent that crossed their part in the preliminaries as well as the semis.

Emmanuel FC win maiden Jordan Anagblah Cup

On their way to the final, Emmanuel FC defeated BHOG 2-1 in the quarter-final before winning 4-3 on penalties against Hope for Future in the semi-finals at the Nania Park at Legon last Saturday.

On the other hand, Police National claimed a 3-1 victory over Charity Stars in the quarter-finals before winning 4-2 on penalties against Patron FC.

At the end of the match, Emmanuel FC’s forward Ernest Adiwoh won the goal king of the competition with nine goals.

The competition, sponsored by Nii Cudjoe and Associates Law Firm, had 64 Division Two clubs in the Greater Accra Region as participants.

It was organised by friends and colleagues of the late football administrator, Jordan Anagblah and coordinated by Mr Eugene Jacquaye.