Head Coach of Patron Sporting Club, Issac Mohammed has commended his team for going through the group stage of the Jordan Anagbla Memorial Cup, 2019 successfully.

Drawn in group (2A) with Auroras (Accra Hearts Of Oak’s lower tier), Dawtex and Rapid football clubs initially, appeared to be malignant.

Legon FC replaces Auroras after the latter pulls out of tourney still produces “life-threatening” indication that one can not do away with qualification prob.

PatronSC, birthed September 16, 2017 is incomparable to her opponents in years of multiple achievement and experience.

With no footballing history than date of establishment and “unrecognized” friendly matches which live high on the hog, howbeit, against DreamFC twice, Heart Of Lions, Black Stars Select Side etc, the majorly underrated team commences the journey on April 7, with Rapid FC at Nania Park, University of Ghana Campus. This match exhibits various talents and skills from both teams.

In the dying embers of the game, PatronSC after knocking overly from the many decent scoring chances created is awarded an infringement in the third half of Rapid. This seems the last chance! All players are in the 18 for this fate only to be caught on the break with a sole defender in the center circle with 3 minutes to end proceedings.

Narrowly, defeat is recorded in a must-win anticipated match. Against the run of play, Patron’s young talented, diminutive midfielder, Samuel Mantey, is prized MOTM.

Match day two saw the return of the general captain, Maxwell Yeboah Pablo, who missed the earlier duel to the team. PatronSC dictates the tempo of the game with the finest and silkiest touches of the ball.

This is as a result of other experienced and hardworking players paraded: R. Mantey in the sticks, A. Sugar, A. Aziz, A. Rachade, S. Mantey, A. Edem, R. Obodai, E. Osei and S. Sowah.

Total dominance is per the statistics what displayed: created six chances, five-to-one on and off target record respectfully, eight corners and a second half penalty gently struck by central defender Mutala Mohammed to the bottom right corner of the posts in what seems like carrying the day is caught on the brinks once again and levelled. Dawtex FC, a youthful side comes to the party after equalizing but all too soon the referee has no more time left for face-saving appraisal and redemption. “loss of concentration caused the concession of the goal but we will make amends going forward” Coach, after match.
Again, Samuel Mantey, for the second time in succession is given the most coveted MOTM award.

This match is the tiki-taka-like of football juxtaposing with the first match which proves a little physical and hard crunchy tackles. With only one point in two outings, a win in the consequent match, apparently the last could be the only vehicle to carry qualification typically from this cagy group! LegonFC, having journeyed pointless and badly airbrushed in pride is left with a salvaging win to redeem dignity, however, PatronSC needed this more! After the heat of the game PatronSC qualified with a 4-point, second slot sealed.

Thanks to George Yemo who latched on to a long ball from Sam Mantey to score the lone goal of the match. George goes on to win MOTM accolade and is the second player to win this feat for team PatronSC after being given the first starting duty. Rapid FC finished first with nine points.

The Jordan Anagbla Memorial Cup (JA CUP) starts round of 32 on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Over 1900 players have benefited from this tournament in 64 clubs across the city of Accra.

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