Pele cops $200,000 prize, MVP in Camptown Classic

Pele FC through-goals on either side of halftime defeated Camptown FC 2-0 to win the Camptown Football Classic final played at the Camptown Ground, Campbellville on Wednesday evening.

Beginning at a fast tempo, Pele through their talismanic midfield general Konata Manning would open the scoring in the 14th minute through a powerful taken free kick 28 yards from the goal.

Striking the resulting dead ball situation with tremendous power and precision, Manning’s effort evaded the Campbellville custodian who simply watched in amazement as the strike nestled into the back of the net, bringing the sizable crowd to its feet.

Pele, on the resumption of the second period, would add to their tally in the 62nd minute with Omallo Williams inking his name on the scorer’s sheet. Intercepting a headed back pass from the Camptown defender, Williams just outside the six yard area slotted home to beat the rushing keeper to effectively end the contest.

Pele copped the winner’s prize of $200,000 and Williams was adjudged the MVP.

Meanwhile, in earlier exhibition action, Local Masters defeated Overseas Masters 2-1 compliments of a clinical display by Esaun Griffith who bagged a brace in either half to power the locals to victory.

Tournament Organizer Gregory Van Roussom in brief remarks said he was grateful to Pele and to supporters for the tournament’s success. “I would like to thank everyone for supporting the tournament. It’s a small tournament that I am trying to grow…it’s only in its third year and thanks to Pele for participating and hope they keep up the good works,” he said.

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