As part of activities to mark Maulid week celebration, the Greater Accra Maulid Committee has organized the 7th edition of the Maulid Inter-community Gala competition which drew sixteen communities from the region.
After a pulsating group fixtures, four communities namely; Shukura, Awoshie,Nsawam, and Russia picked the four slots for semi-final clashes.
After keenly contested semi-final matches Awoshie and Russia went all the way to the final. The visitor’s Awoshie manage to thrash Russia by two goals to one and held their nerves to emerge champions in this year’s Maulid inter-community gala.
Speaking to Metro TV after the tournament, Ibrahim Anyass Ahmed, Secretary to Sheikh Yahaya Amin who doubles as a member of the Maulid organizing committee said “the purpose of the tournament is to promote peace, and unity and also to identify talents”.
Touching on sponsorship for subsequent tournaments Alhaji Mamud Kawasar, PRO of the Maulid sports committee encouraged corporate organisations to come on board as it will add a lot of significance to the tournament.
“We sincerely, need the support of corporate Ghana to make this tournament more successful. As you can see, there is much to be done but we can’t just rely on individual donors who have been very supportive over the years. I am certain the next edition will be far better”.
Concluding the sporting activities ahead of the Maulid celebration, thousands of residents took to the street to take part in a health walk which started from Abossey Okai through to Sabon Zongo and ended at Shukura.