Warsay Takeste’s goal proved to be the difference as Cambridge High School got their football season off to a winning start.
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In a closely-fought Under-16 match against Brighton College in the Abu Dhabi International Schools Sports Association (ADISSA) tournament, Takeste did not need much time to settle, scoring from his first shot on target to give Cambridge a 1-0 win.
In humid conditions at Zayed Sports City, the midfielders and defenders from both sides were on top of their game, intercepting passes and blocking shots.
And while both sides missed good chances to score, it was Takeste’s first-half strike which eventually sealed the victory for Cambridge High School.
His coach Olaf Gomez, paid tribute to his team but warned not to get carried away.
“This is a really good win for us because Brighton College are a very good side,” he said. “We really had to work for this win and Takeste’s goal gave us a platform and the players stuck together and put in a spirited performance.
“Although we did win, I’ve made it known to them that this is just the start of the season and we will have many more difficult games just how we did against Brighton College,” he added.
“This league is difficult and we will need to keep improving in our training if we want to go far.”
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