Madina affirmed its position as a hotbed of football when the Tigo Community Soccer rolled into town over the weekend.
The football was captivating and for the first time in season two of the Tigo Community Soccer, the title was decided on penalties.
Participants included Bawalashie, Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana, Adenta and Ashalley Botwe among others.
The final saw the two outsiders, Haatso and Pantang go at it for the title. Both teams exhibited quality football prowess but failed to nick the game in regular time. Pantang eventually won the title 5-4 on penalties.
They were duly awarded their cash prize of GH? 500 cedis, Tigo trophy, gold medals and Tigo souvenirs.
It was double joy for winners, whose maestro, Clifford Agbeshi, took best player honours and took home a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Haatso were consoled for their near miss of the title with a cash price of GH? 300 cedis, silver medals and Tigo souvenir.
Agbobga finished third and were awarded a handsome GH? 200 cedis and Tigo souvenirs.
In a mass outpouring of appreciation, fans chanted out Tigo for the opportunity to celebrate football in the football-mad community.
Stephen Amankwa, coach of the winner Pantang, summed up the feelings of the fans.
“We thank Tigo for bringing us this tournament. It was very exciting and my team won. So all we have to say is thank you to Tigo.”
Tigo Community continues this weekend in Tema and will attract communities such as Ashaiman,