Royal Ladies, Multistix, Tema Manhean are SAPHOLDA gala champs

Author: George Ernest Asare
Players of Royal Ladies on cloud nine after they were presented with their trophy

A good mix of tension and fanfare that revolved around the 2019 Sapholda Hockey gala last Saturday lived up to expectation as last year’s female finalist, Royal Ladies of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) reclaimed the trophy they lost to Police Ladies last year with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Extinguishers Ladies when the two teams met at the grand finale.

In the Youth division, Tema Manhean  proved too tough  by  settling for a goalless draw against defending champions Real Ambassadors , but the Tema lads eventually ran away with a 2-1 victory to become custodians of the 2019 Gala  Youth champion when the penalty strokes  were evoked to determine the Youth champion.

 Multistix claimed  the Masters title, as they fired on all cylinders to claim the 2019 trophy with a 2-0 victory over Citizens in their second game, avenging a 0-1 loss they suffered at the hands of Citizens earlier in the qualifying round.

Ladies  champions,  Royal Ladies first  accounted for Reformers Ladies with a lone goal through  Vivian Nakour in their first match, disciplined Police Ladies with a lone goal through Elisabeth Opoku , settled for a goalless draw game with Extinguishers in their first game before returning to overpower Extinguishers with a 2-0 victory in their final match through Mavis Berko and Gertrude Inkoom’s goals.