After ten years of waiting to reclaim the trophy, Kumasi Anglican Senior High School this evening were crowned champions of the Ashanti Regional inter-schools soccer competition after overcoming Islamic Senior High School 5:4 on penalties.
KASS found the going too difficult after Islamic proved to be a formidable force to break down. The two schools were determined to make history on the day and zoomed into action right from the blast of the whistle of referee G. K. Manu.
Though Kumasi Anglican looked more formidable and knitted as a unit, Islamic managed to match them in every department of the game and even came close on some few occasions. It was a closed game at all ends and really lived up to the billing as the finals of the Ashanti Regional inter-schools soccer competition for the 2016/2017 academic year.
When both sides failed to find the net at the end of the game, the lottery of penalties decided the game with KASS winning 5:4 on penalties.
Islamic were attempting to win their first ever trophy in boys soccer and but for the wastefulness in the penalty shootout, it could have been a different story.
KASS managed to add the trophy they won ten years ago in 2006 and this obviously is a commendable effort.
In the 3rd and 4th placed games, Opoku Ware School manged to win 5:3 on penalties after a boring goalless drawn game earlier in the day.
2nd Islamic SHS
The Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council congratulates the winning school Kumasi Anglican Senior High School and we say ‘ayikoo’ to them and better luck to Islamic Senior High School as well as OWASS and T.I AMASS.