Prince of Wales Secondary School emerged as champions of the 2023 Western Area Urban Inter-Secondary School football championship following their 3-2 win over Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School on Tuesday afternoon at the Police field in Kingtom, Freetown.
The Princewealeans came from behind to beat the eastern giants in one of the biggest school league grand finals that drew the attention of high personalities within the sports and education sector in the country.
The lads displayed brilliance and tenacity to overpower Ahmadiyya to clinch the trophy and put an end to their 31-year trophyless dilemma in the history of the inter-sec football tournament.
Prince of Wales Emmanuel Combay who also plays for FC Kallon junior side and the Sierra Leone U-15 national team was awarded player of the tournament, and he also won the golden boot after finishing as the top scorer with 3 goals.
Meanwhile, St. Helena Secondary School was awarded the best-behaved team.
Past and present pupils of the Prince of Wales Secondary School have applauded the lads for winning the institution’s first trophy in 31 years.
“It was amazing to see the boys celebrating with our school song. I am so impressed with their performance, and the fighting spirit they exhibit to clinch the cup”, ex-pupil Michael Johnson said.
“We’ve got good players in the past, we tried our luck so many times but we failed. Today, the boys and the coaches do all they can to end our trophy drought. It is our time and we are delighted to emerge as champions for the first time”, he added.