6th PEACE Soccer Tournament
AYA hosted is 6th PEACE Soccer tournament in the village of Akakro. It was a great community event with over 500 villages in attendance. Eight teams took part in the friendly games. The ladies team end the tie breaker in a shoot out! The children's team worked very hard on skills getting ready for the tournament and the work paid off. The men's team was a hard game, mind you they are playing on a hard dirt field and prefer to wear sandals well playing. Each participant in the tournament walked away with a PEACE medal, teams earned trophies as well as soccer supplies for the whole team, shirts and new soccer balls. We love hosting the PEACE tournament the community comes together for the afternoon and enjoy the games and sportsmanship of all the players. AYA will continue to host PEACE tournaments each mission trip to support our local athletes promote good health, and to give pride to the players that are working very hard to build sportsmanship in their communities.