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Photos: McDan Ga Adangme Cup revives community football

first_imgA carnival atmosphere, entertaining football and big rewards heralded the final of the McDan Ga Adangme Unity Cup at the La Park.The tournament was specially put together by logistics giants McDan Group for Ghanaian players of Ga-Adanmge extraction.The final of the month-long community football showpiece saw La beat Tema by a lone strike from Accra Hearts of Oak’s Kwame Kizito. About 8000 football lovers including former president John Rawlings, Dr Daniel Mckorley and La Mantse, Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru and the Tema Mantse Nii Adjei Krakue thronged to the Park for the McDan Ga Adangbe Unity final.It was La Town XI who emerged tops after defeating their Tema counterparts 1-0 in an exciting game.Hearts of Oak’s and Black Stars B forward Kwame Kizito fetched the only goal of the game to hand the home side the trophy.McDan Group chairman Dr McKorley described the tournament as huge success saying, “I must commend all who contributed in one way or the other for making this tournament a huge success. What we have witnessed here gives me enough reason to honour my word of giving you an astroturf. “Indeed, it has served the intended purpose; you could feel the camaraderie spirit among the players and the fans and all gathered here-the very reason for instituting this tournament.“I was here for some of the games building up to the final, and I must say the level of competitiveness was high. The large numbers and crowd here attest to the fact that community football is alive and not dead as perceived out there.”Eight teams namely; Ga Mashie, La, Tema, Nungua, Teshie, Tema, Ada and Prampram started the competition in October after a grand launch.Besides the mouth-watering cash prize of $2,000, the winners, La XI took the Best Goal Keeper and top scorers prizes, while Tema received $,1000. The official beverage sponsor, Twellium Industries, producers of Run Energy Drink, provided assorted products for the winners. There were prizes for the Best Player, Best Goalkeeper and Best Team which consisted trophies and cash ranging from $150 to $200.Other dignitaries that graced the event included former Youth and Sports Minister H.E. Amarkai Amarteifio, GIPC boss, Yoofi Grant, former Black Stars and Accra Hearts of Oak players, Stephen Appiah, Laryea Kingston, Emmanuel Armah ‘Senegal’, Ablade Kumah and Emmanuel Armah Dida and the Mayor of Tema.last_img read more

Dodgers reach agreement with 7 arbitration-eligible players

first_imgLOS ANGELES — For the 12th consecutive year, the Dodgers will not go to a salary-arbitration hearing with any of their players.The team reached agreements with its seven unsigned arbitration-eligible players on Friday, the deadline for teams and players to submit salary requests. Agreeing to one-year deals were shortstop Corey Seager, outfielder Joc Pederson, infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernandez, infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor and pitchers Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia.Pederson received the highest salary of the group, $5 million, after an excellent offensive season that saw him bat .248 with an .843 OPS and 25 home runs.Despite missing nearly all of the 2018 season while undergoing elbow and hip surgeries, Seager got a big raise from $605,000 to $4 million in 2019 after his first year of arbitration eligibility. Fields is in the final year of arbitration and signed for $2.85 million. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Hernandez signed for $3.725 million, Taylor for $3.5 million, Baez for $2.1 million and Garcia for $710,000.The Dodgers have not gone to an arbitration hearing with a player since reliever Joe Beimel in 2007.Traded from the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds, outfielder Yasiel Puig agreed to a one-year deal for $9.7 million, after which he will become a free agent. Pitcher Alex Wood, part of the Puig trade, is still on track for a hearing. He asked the Reds for $9.65 million and was offered $8.7 million.Staff writer J.P. Hoornstra contributed to this story.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more