Captain Kingsley Addo, who dons the number 5 shirt of Chorkor Blue Whales has demonstrated that he should certainly be the skipper of the Ghana National Beach soccer Team. Playing often as a midfield defender, he scores two goals in every game. When he is under pressure, he could find one goal before the match ends.
Isaac Quartey is gunning for the best goal keeper award, and Habib Nader eyeing the best defender award. The discovery award is what players like Robert Saba and Sampson Coleman are in contention for.
Coach Sammy Heywood Okine who guided the team to win all matches in the second round deserves the best coach award. Okine, a daring organizer has reported for all games except the first match which the dashed the points to African Angels. They lost the first two games and drew with Nima. They were complacent and lost again against Gulf Powers in a 7-5 thriller, but came back in the second round to avenge all defeats and prove that they have the best players in beach soccer at Chorkor. They beat Powers 5-4 and the winning is still on.
They beat Teshie, 3-2 and Nungua, 6-5 simply in two of the best games ever played at the beach, but there was no video recording, so it would be difficult to telecast the wonderful display from the Chorkor Bonso Boys. They were just marvelous to watch with the scissor kicks and accurate passes that led to the splendid unquestionable long rang shots.
Against Nungua, the Whales took a four goal lead before they were frustrated by referees to allow their opponents reduce the goal difference to 6-4 at the end.
Blue Whales also deserve the Fair Play Cup as they have demonstrated great sportsmanship since they were not allowed to participate in the gala at Ada.
At a time that their opponents were late and deserved the maximum three points, they waited patiently for Golden Eagles and thrashed them 6-4.
Chorkor Blue Whales have contributed to the promotion and development of Ghana Beach soccer with their write ups on the web sites of the Association and World Sports Center and in other media such as ghanaweb.com and sportsinghana.com. They are always well dressed and comport themselves well.
Sammy Heywood Okine, as a personality has done much for the youth of Korle Gonno, Mamprobi and Chorkor with the introduction of Beach Soccer to the Ablekumah South Constituency. He founded the Mamprobi Rising Stars in 2000 to play in the Indadfa and Division Two League, then BBC Sharks that participated in the Greater Accra Third Division League in 2005, now he is organizing and coaching the Blue Whales who have beaten all their opponents by massive goals.
He is the Deputy General Secretary of SWAG and holds an advanced football management and administration certificate from the Confederation of African Football. He is also recognized by FIFA as a community grassroots football organizer. He was awarded the best student in sports reporting at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 1990.
The great lover of beach soccer says he wants to see Ghana at the FIFA World Cup, so he is contributing his knowledge and motivation to players, officials and fans.