The u-16 team of West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) was denied a second consecutive triumph in the Next Generation Trophy after losing 2-1 to Valencia u-16 on Saturday.
The two standout teams of the 2019 edition of the annual tournament locked horns in the grand finale in Salzburg, Austria, in hopes of lifting the coveted trophy at the end of the day.
At the end of a challenging encounter between the youth teams, it was the Spanish side that reigned supreme on the Ghanaian club.
Goals from Santiago Perez and Blanco Gomez were enough to secure the trophy for Valencia despite Moses Ayidem getting a consolation for WAFA.
Nonetheless, the Sogakope based club returns home with their head held up high following an impressive campaign from the group stage through to the final where they beat the likes of Benfica and Schalke O4.
2019 NEXT GENERATION TROPHY 🏆 MISS: #WAFAcademy Under-16s missed out on defending the trophy after losing 2-1 to Valencia [@Academia_VCF] in the final.— WAFA SC (@WAFAcademySC) August 10, 2019
Moses Ayidem scored for the youngsters.
See you next year.
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