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.
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 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.