Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth

by Open Field
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Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth
Soccer + Life Skills for Hundreds of Youth

Project Report | Jun 6, 2024
2024 Boys League a Success!

By Divine Kowa | Cameroon Communications Manager

Coach Ali - Mentor & Community Leader
Coach Ali - Mentor & Community Leader

COACH SPOTLIGHT

Last month, Abdoulaye Ali finally received an honor he has been working towards for nearly a decade - though he didn't even know it. 

Ali is the founder of Kumba United FC and a volunteer Community Leader in Open Field. He started many many years ago as a youth participant in our Educational Community League Programs in his neighborhood of Metta Quarter. After gaining a lot of leadership skills and feeling a strong sense of community and family during his participation, his love for the program encouraged him to create a football team that is know known across town as Kumba United.

He has been outstanding in his style of leadership of young athletes - both on and off the field - and did a great job during the last Boys League this year. So, the Open Field Cameroon team decided to crown him with the title of “Best Community Leader”.

Due to his love for football (soccer) in general he is also professional football player the senior category of the local club, Gunners K-Town FA. They are currently taking part in the ongoing Regional League in Cameroon and he is determined to further his football career to the highest level.

His ability to balance both his personal commitment to playing the game alongside coaching younger children in his community makes him a star in our eyes. 

LEAGUE UPDATE

The target population are youths between the ages of 13-15 years old. For more than three months, the league ran with 8 teams in total taking part in the competition,. TheTHEME of the tournament was “Say No To Drugs and Negative Peer Pressure”. It was a history making tournament in the City of Kumba because all the big teams like Legend FA, The Blues and Boss FC were eliminated in the knock out stages.

Boys Teams that participated included:

 

  • Legend FA
  • Gunners K-Town FA
  • River Side FC
  • Panesta FA
  • Global Brighter Light FC
  • Kumba united FC
  • The Blues FC
  • Boss  FC

 

There were two groups. Group A played at Government Practicing School Kumba Town while teams in Group B played at Presbyterian School Fiango.

 The first semifinals game was between PANESTA FA Vs River Side, Panesta was defeated 2 goals to nothing in favor of River Side, while the second semifinal game was between Kumba United Vs Gunners K-Town FA which ended up in a penalty kick out 4:3 in favor of Gunners K-Town.

 The finals of the Open Field tournament was played between Gunners K-Town and River Side that ended up in a penalty and Gunners K-Town defeated his opponent with a difference of one goal and were crowned champions of the Open Feld U-15 Tournament 2024.

 GIRLS LEAGUE KICKS OFF THIS MONTH!

The Referee Delegation before the Final Match
The Referee Delegation before the Final Match
Reading the Captain Statement Before the Game
Reading the Captain Statement Before the Game
Champions raising the Cup!
Champions raising the Cup!

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - USA
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Twitter: @openfieldintl
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Pittsburgh , PA United States

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