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.
Today has been a great day for the Babies as both the 12s and 14s won the respective matches against Bagabaga today.The 12s started it with a 2-1 victory against their counterparts.The babies where two goals up thanks to goals from Mubarik and hagai in each halve before conceeding a late goal to make the final scores 2-1.In all the match was a very exciting match as both sides played some good football.Then came the 14s in the second match who also beat their counterparts by 1 goal to nil,thanks to a first halve strike by Kwabena.Kwabena is one player who i admired so much in the 14s squad.he is the midfield general of the team and he has a great future ahead of him.I will not be surprised to see him in one of the Ghana junior national teams very soon .the 17s will now be playing tommorow.
The Babies will be playing Bagabaga FC this weekend.Bagabaga is a team based in Sagnarigu a suburb of Tamale.Bagabaga is not all that doing well in the season so the babies are hoping to take advantage of that.But we have warned the boys not to be over complecent as they can be stun by the Bagabaga lads.The 12s and 14s will be playing tommorow whiles the 17s will be playing on Sunday
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.
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.