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Mahmoud FC win 2012 Airtel Rising Stars girls’ tournament as Kallon FC & EMF battle for the boys’ crown

Mahmoud FC win 2012 Airtel Rising Stars girls’ tournament as Kallon FC & EMF battle for the boys’ crown

Mahmoud FC (in photo) are the champions of the 2012 Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) girls’ tournament and have qualified to represent Sierra Leone at the Airtel Pan African competition in Nairobi this month.

The western Area champions will officially be declared the winners on Sunday, the day the ARS national finals in Makeni ends.

They emerged the winners after victories over Bo’s Southern Queens and Rising Queens of Makeni and two other teams Bintumani Queens of Kabala and Kenema’s Jam Jam FC were disqualified for using ineligible players.

Mahmoud FC will play Rising Queens on Sunday in an exhibition match as part of the day’s programe to climax the  tournament.

A goal from Hawa Boackarie gave Rising Queens a 1-0 victory over Southern Queens on Saturday to finish as runners-up.

Kallon FC of Kenema

The boys’ category is yet to be decided and the battle is now between two teams Kallon FC of Kenema and Edmond Michael Foundation (EMF) of Bo.

Edmond Michael Foundation

The two teams will face each other in the last match of the tournament in what promises to be a cracking and entertaining encounter.

After playing three games each, the two teams will go into Sunday’s match with seven points each but EMF are on top on goal difference.

EMF only need to get a draw to be crowned the new 2012 ARS male champions whilst Kallon FC on the other hand need to win.

Who so ever emerge as the winner will also represent Airtel Sierra Leone at the Airtel Pan African tournament in Nairobi.

The decisive encounter was set up after EMF thrashed Saint Louis Rangers 4-1 on Saturday and Kallon FC played to a goalless draw with Makeni’s Santos Maria who also have seven points but have played all their matches.

Mohamed Akar scored twice for EMF to increase his tally to four goals making him the leading goal scorer so far. Patrick Massaquoi and Alie Bangura were the other goal scorers.

Boys

Sunday 05/08/12

Edmond Micahel Foundation (Bo) Vs Kallon FC (Kenema)

Results

Saturday 04/08/12

Saint Louis Rangers (Freetown) 1-4 Edmond Micahel Foundation (Bo)
Santos Maria (Makeni) 0-0 Kallon FC (Kenema)

Friday 03/08/12

Golden Stars (Magburaka, Tonkolili) 0-2 Santos Maria (Makeni)
Kallon FC (Kenema) 1-0 Saint Louis Rangers (Freetown)
Santos Maria (Makeni) 3-0 Saint Louis Rangers (Freetown)
Golden Stars (Magburaka, Tonkolili) 0-0 Edmond Micahel Foundation (Bo)

Thursday 02/08/12

Kallon FC (Kenema)1-0 Golden Stars (Magburaka, Tonkolili)
Edmond Micahel Foundation (Bo) 3-0 Santos Maria (Makeni)

Girls

Sunday 05/08/12

Exhibition match: Rising Queens Vs Mahmoud FC

Results

Saturday 04/08/12

Rising Queens (Makeni) 1-0 Southern Queens (Bo)

Friday 03/08/12

Rising Queens (Makeni) 0-2 Mahmoud FC (Freetown)
Southern Queens (Bo) 2-2 Jam Jam FC (Kenema- disqualified)

Thursday 02/08/12

Southern Queens (Bo) 0-1 Bintumani Queens (Kabala, Koinadugu- disqualified)
Jam Jam FC (Kenema) 0-2 Rising Queens (Makeni)
Southern Queens (Bo) 0-2 Mahmoud FC (Freetown)

Article and photographs by Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Makeni

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