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June 29, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Soccer festival Sunday at Neahwa

The Play for Peace Foundation and Mr. Watson’s Capressos Coffee Lounge will host the first International Soccer Festival in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park on Sunday.

The festival is open to the public and will feature exhibition play, tournaments and games. Spectators will be admitted for free.

International professional players Alex Nimely (Manchester, England), Seiou Oliseh (CSKA Moscow), Ansu Toure (FC Vestsjaelland, Denmark), Solomon Grimes (Nea Salamina, Cyprus, Greece) and Doco Wesseh (Thunder Bay, Canada) are scheduled to appear and will be available for photos and autographs.

The festival will include a men’s over-18 mini-tournament ($199 per team), a co-ed under-18 mini-tournament ($199 per team), a ball juggling and freestyle contest ($25 per entrant), and a kids’ soccer clinic ($20 per child).

The event also will feature soccer volleyball, an under-12 showcase game and an exhibition game pitting the All-Star Tournament winner against the professional players.

For more information, call Play For Peace founder and director Eddie Kingston at 718-913-9502 or email

Soccer registration extended

Registration for the OYSA fall recreational soccer program has been extended to Monday.

Forms are available at the Latte Lounge on Main Street in Oneonta.

For more information, call Geoff Davis at 607-432-7485 or email

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