The Babies FC had another stellar season operating on a limited budget. The Under 12s in particular continues to be an age group that performs well in the league, with a second place finish this season. The Under 14s were fifth while the Under 17s continue to turn in more disappointing results with an 8th place finish.
It is more than likely that the Under 17s suffer from the increased competition that arises in the older age groups.
Next season we will be looking at ways to improve performance of the club.
Manchester City babies FC will wrap up their season with their final game of this season Northern Regional Juvenile League with a game againt Metoers.The games is going to be a very decisive one for the Babies as good results might move the babies forward of the league standing depending on the outcome of the other games.Currently the under 12s are 4th on their standing ,whiles the 14s are 3rd in their category and the 17s are also 4th in their division.The 12s and 14s will be playing tomorrow,whiles the 17s will be playing on Sunday.More updates later
Manchester City Babies this weekend win all 3 out of the the 3 games played this weekend in their league games against Bagabaga FC.The 12s started the impessive round this weekend by beating their opponents by 1-0 on Saturday morning.Whiles the 14s also beat their opponents by 2-0 on Saturday evening.And on today the 17s completed the Babies impressive round by beating their opponents by a goal to nil.
The Babies were unbeaten again this weekend in their games against CFC.In the 12s division the Babies beat their opponents by a goal to nil courtesy Kamaldeen header on Saturday Morning.Then the 14s also beat their counterparts by 2 goals to nil on Saturday evening.The goals were scored be Farouk and Fatawu.Then today the 17s completed the babies unbeaten run by winning a goal to nil.It was celebration galore as we were all happy about yesterday City historic victory against Chelsea.
Manchester City Babies today recorded good results against AA Bawa stars.The 12s drew 1-1 with their opponents in the first game while the 14s beat their opponents by a goal to nil in the second game in the evening.The 17s will now be playing tomorrow Sunday 21st February.
Manchester City Babies came out against Young Kotoko in their league game this weekend.The Babies recorded mix results against their opponents.The 12s beat their counterparts by a 1-0 on Saturday Morning at the Tamale Kaladan Park while the 14s lost 1-2 on the same venue on the same day to their counterparts.Then today the 17s were hoping for a win but ended up drawing goalless with their opponents.The Babies are hoping to make amends next weekend in their match against AA Bawa.
This weekend has been a good one for Manchester City Babies against Bright Future stars.All three side went unbeaten.The 12s won 1-0,while 14s win 2-0 and the 17s drew 0-0.But the 17s could have also won had they had all their players on board.They missed 5 key players in the match.The players were sent to an inter schools tourney by their various schools.But they still manage to draw 0-0.
The under 17s of Manchester City babies were hoping for a win today against their opponents Standfast but the games ended up in goalless draw game.The babies recorded draws yesterday in the 12s and 14s divisions and were therefore hoping for a win in the 17s divisions but that never happened.The babies have drawn in all matches this weekend.
Manchester City Babies today recorded draws in the games against Standfast FC today at the Tamale Kaladan park.The 12s started it by drawing 1-1 with the Satandfast lads..The babies have to fought hard to got a late equiliser in the second halve to send the game to the 1-1 draw after conceding an early goal in the first halve.The babies equiliser was scored by Kamaldeen.
The 14s were hoping for a win but they also end up drawing 2 all with their opponents in a hectic game.The babies scored first and they equilise,the babies went ahead again to score the second to send the first halve 2-1 in favour of the babies.The standfast lads resumed the second halve by putting the Babies under constant pressure but the goals were not coming for them.Until in the 77th minute when they finally got the match needed equiliser to send the game 2 all.The under 17s will now be playing tomorrow Sunday in the Morning
The Babies will this weekend be playing Standfast Football club in the ongoing Northern Regional Juvenile league at the Tamale kaladan park.The match promises to be a tough encounter as both teams are all doing well in the league.Standfast is one of the old and traditional teams of the regions,they are based inthe south of Tamale in a area called Lamashegu.The 12s and 14s will be playing tommorow Saturday 30th January in the Morning and afternoon respectively whilst the 17s will be playing on Sunday.Match reports will be posted here.
Babies fight hard against the Eagles
The Manchester City Babies recorded mixed results this weekend in their game against Great Eagles, one of the best teams in the Northern regional section of the National Colts League in Ghana. The 12s lost the first game by a goal to nil whilst the 14s revenged their juniors by defeating their opponents by the same goal margin. The 14s only goal was scored by Farouk. The 17s will now be playing tommorow.
Saturday 23rd January 2010 : MCFC Babies match reports
Yesterday was a great day for the Manchester City Babies as they recorded massive victories in their games against Starlets in the 12s and under 14s divisions of the Northern region of the National Colts league in Ghana. The under 12s won by two goals to nil in the first match in the morning whilst the under 14s also walloped their opponents by three good goals to nil.
It was really a good start for the Babies after their annual awards and party ceremony was held on Monday to award players and coaches. The party had been thought about for some time before the Soccer Babies organisation suggested that it should become an Annual Awards ceremony for the club in order to reward the greatest achievements of the year. The party clearly provided excellent motivation as the boys went on to great victories this weekend. The Babies continue to make cracking progress in their first season in the league across all age groups. The 17s play on Sunday 24th January.
The 17s of the Babies today put up a splendid performance to beat Bagabaga by 3 goals to 1.It was a game the babies dominated in all departments of the game.No wonder they were 3 goals up before their counterparts got a late consolation through a penalty.The babies scored two goals in the first halve through Amos and Issahaku in the 12th and 34th minute respectively.The third goal came in the 62nd minute through Sulemana before the bagabaga lads got a penalty after the ball hits the hand of Zakaria.After the game it was jubilations galore as we have won in all three division and we are really proud of the boys achievement.
The babies today fought gallantly to hold Starlets to 1-1 and 0-0 draw games in the 12s and 14s respectively division matches played today at the Kaladan park.The 12s started everything in the morning when the held their host to a 1 all draw game.Both goals was scored in the second halve of the game after a goalless first halve game.After the break the host resume the halve strongly and got the opener in the 48th minute through a goal moth melee.The babies then fought hard to get the needed equiliser with 5 minutes remaining through Mubarik when he fired home a powerful drive in the 18 yard box of starlets to send the game to 1 all.
Then came the 14s game.In that game both teams were hoping to appease their fans with a win but the game ended up in a scoreless game.Both teams created some decent chances but good goalkeeping couple with good defending from both sides prevented a goal in the game.Now both teams are now hoping for a win tomorrow in the 17s division after draws today in the 12s and 14s division.
This weekend was really a bad one for the babies as we managed one draw out of the three games this weekend. After losing the U12s division game 2-0, the 14s manage to get a goaless draw in the second match and the 17s were beaten by a goal to nil.
I must say we really played a better side in the Juvenile league in the Region. Republicans is a force to reckon with in the region and I was not surprised with our performance against them. My only surprise was in the U12 division which i was not expecting us to lose at all. We will come back and prepare for our next match. I hope we will make amends this weekend.
The highly rated under 12s playing Tiyumba FC in May
Pre-Season Gala Tournament - Day One
It was a very exciting and busy day for the Baby Blues. We got to the Kaladan Park stadium at 8 o'clock in the morning to find an already crowded arena made up of players from other participating teams, and spectators who were there to watch. The Under 17s kicked off first at 9am against Zaytuna. Unfortunately they were beaten 2-0. Zaytuna outplayed us and the goals were the difference.
After the shock exit of the U17s, the under 14s played next and made us proud by beating Zaytuna by 4 goals to 2 on penalties after a barren game of no goals.
Then it was the turn of the twinkle twinkle baby blues (U12s) who out played their opponents and beat them by a goal to nil thanks to a header from Mubarik in the 29th minute. The U12s really stood above their opponents with good inter-positional passes. The U12s win brought an end to the first round of matches for us.
After the morning sessions we camped the boys in the stadium to wait for the evening sessions. The Babies were paired to meet Super Wonders Fc in the quarter finals stage. This time around the U14s were knocked out by losing to a goal to nil to their opponents. It was a shame to have two of our teams out at this stage, but very good to have the U14s play in the quarter finals.
Then came the twinkle twinkle little Blues made us all proud by beating Wonders convincingly by two goals to nil. Goals were scored by Mubarik again and the second by Haggai. It was another game where the U12s outplayed their opponents in every department of the game. I really enjoyed watching the twinkle twinkle blues. We really have a lot of talents in them. I will not be surprised to see some of them in City coluors in the near future as well as the national junior teams. The under 12s are now paired against under 12s of Sky FC for tommorow's semi-finals.More updates later.
The Under 12s proudly wearing their gleaming new Manchester City kits
Manchester City Babies
The Pre-Season Gala Weekend Preview
The Baby Blues are bracing themselves for the Gala week this weekend. I would like to update everyone on the gala week.
The Gala Tournament takes place at the Tamale Kaladan Stadium and is open to all teams participating in the league. There are 20 teams registered in the league for the new season, but only 16 have confirmed their participation in the Gala weekend. The Gala is a knockout competition with the first round comprising all 16 teams that have entered. The 8 winning teams from the first round of matches progress to the next stage which will be the quarter finals. The first round (morning) and the quarter finals (evening) will be played on Saturday 27th June. The winning 4 teams after the Saturday evening games will be the fortunate teams to progress to the second day of matches.
On Sunday 28th June the semi-finals will be played in the morning and the Final for each age group will be in the evening. So in all we are going to have four rounds in the Gala and it will take two days,Saturday and Sunday. Because of the short period of time available for the Gala Tournament,each game will last for 40 minutes, 20 minutes each way.
The baby blues have been paired against Zaytuna FC in the first round of matches,which means we will be playing them in all the three divisions (U12s, U14s, U17s) in the first round on Saturday. The Gala weekend is a big test of the boys readiness for the new league season, whick kicks off on the weekend of 4th/5th July.
We are pleased that Soccer Babies (www.webjam.com/soccer_babies) are sponsoring our Gala weekend. More updates will follow about our progress in the Gala.