Ebaadur Rahman triumphs over Failiya in Maulid Fun Games

The Astro Turf in Effiekuma hosted the special fun games, which were put together by the leadership of the schools.

Ebaadur Rahman Islamic School emerged victorious over Failiya Islamic School in the highly anticipated Maulid Fun Games held at Effiekuma Police Park, winning the highly-contested male football competition at both the U12 and U14 levels in grand style.

Buoyed by their home comfortability, Ebaad Rahman took total dominance of activities, triumphing with 2-1 and 4-2 in the U12 and U14, respectively.

They hosted in fine fettle and splendidly won it to prove their mettle.

The games played on Sunday, October 9, were put together by the leaders of both schools in Takoradi, and form part of the activities to mark the annual birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

The U12 team of Ebaadur Rahman

It brought together students from the two Islamic schools, promoting both sportsmanship and camaraderie among the young participants.

In the U12 football division, Ebaadur Rahman Islamic School showcased their prowess on the field in a tough contest that saw them put forth a valiant effort, ultimately triumphing with a close 2-1 victory over Failiya Islamic School. The players exhibited exceptional technique, combined with strategic plays that left the opposing team struggling to keep up. The crowd erupted with enthusiasm, cheering on both teams and celebrating the spirit of healthy competition.

In the U14 football division, the match was equally captivating, with Ebaadur Rahman once again proving their dominance with a 4-2 victory.

Ebaadur Rahman U14 squad

Drawing inspiration from their younger compatriots, they had no reason to cut short the happy moments. The young athletes demonstrated remarkable agility, quick thinking, and incredible teamwork, showcasing the talent and potential within the participating schools in the Zongos.

While the boys’ football matches captivated the audience, the women eagerly embraced the game of ampe. This traditional Ghanaian game, filled with energy and laughter, provided a platform for the female participants to exhibit their agility and coordination.

A combine team of U12 for both schools

The icing was, however, put on the cake when the female side of Ebaadur Rahman won both the U12 and U14 categories, while Fafiya grabbed a consolation victory at the U16 level.

Although fiercely contested, the aim of building unity and togetherness among Muslim students through sports was ultimately achieved, leaving everyone impressed by the zeal and mesmerisation exhibited by participants.

The Maulid Fun Games served as an occasion to celebrate the talents and capabilities residing within these Islamic schools.

It further proved that football talent abounds in Zongo communities, from which the country can rely to build future starts for national laurels.

Beyond the competitive aspect, the event fostered a sense of unity and appreciation for the importance of sports in shaping young minds. It provided an opportunity for students to build character, develop leadership skills, and forge lasting friendships while also honouring the timeless traditions of their faith.

Failiya U14 team

All participants were commended for their dedication and sportsmanship. The event not only showcased the athletic abilities of the young students but also highlighted the invaluable life lessons learned through engagement in organised sports. The day ended with smiles, handshakes, and a renewed sense of camaraderie among participants, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.

The event further served as a reminder of the power of sport to bring communities together, regardless of differences. It showcased the rich Islamic heritage and the importance of nurturing young talents within Ghanaian society. The success of Ebaadur Rahman Islamic School and the spirited participation of Failiya Islamic School have left an indelible mark on all those present, reaffirming the enduring value of inclusive and joyful sporting events, especially in the month the Holy Prophet Mohamed was born.

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