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Kwame Yankson qualifies the ‘IB Kargbo boys’ to the semi-finals

Kwame Yankson qualifies the ‘IB Kargbo boys’ to the semi-finals

Veteran Bo Rangers FC and Wellington People FC striker Kwame Yankson last Saturday 28th May, 2011 led the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) football team to the semi-finals of the inter-Ministerial football Tournament at the National Stadium Main Bowl.  (Photo: MIC team)

Yankson’s 17th minute diving header put the “I.B Kargbo Boys” in the lead as the young and energetic Judiciary side struggled to cope with experience and youthfulness. The Ministry of Justice had a battery of teenagers and mostly non-staff members of the Judiciary and yet could not withstand the pace of the experienced Communication veterans.

After conceding the first goal, the Judiciary resorted to rough tackles and lost focus much to the advantage of the Communications side.  Abdul Kassim Kamara, sealed the fate of the Judiciary in the 47th minute by driving past the goalkeeper a diagonal shot that reconfirmed Coach Lawson’s championship dream.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Mr. Sheku Tamu upon hearing the result of the match said to his Captain; “Kwame, I have absolute confidence in you and I know you can do it, and you have always made me happy. I am proud of you. May the almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, amen.”

The Ministry of Information and Communications have scored eight goals in two matches and are yet to concede a goal.  Kwame has scored in every match played for his team, and observers are of the view that he might win the golden boot, as the highest goal scorer in the current league.

Spectators at the National Stadium admired the courage and maturity of the Communications team as they were misinformed by the organizers about the quarter-final fixture. The team was psychologically and tactically prepared to play against the Human Resource Management Office, only to be told by the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Sports Committee, Foday Bangura before inspection of teams by the referees, that their opponent is the Judiciary.

Mr. Bangura told Kwame Yankson with apologies that he made a mistake. “I have no problem with that, just drop the ball and I will play against any team; I have a lot of confidence in my boys. I am on a mission to lift the trophy and hand it over to my Minister,” Yankson replied with a smile.

The Ministry of Information and Communications will take on the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) in the semi-finals scheduled for Saturday June 11, 2011.

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