Isaac Babadi’s PSV beat Palace to win International Cup

by | May 24, 2023 | African News, Football Africa, Sierra Leone Soccer team Profile | 0 comments

Sierra Leone native Isaac Babadi was in action as Jong PSV were crowned Premier League International Cup winners after a 3-1 extra-time victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. 

It is the first time that a Dutch side has won the trophy. The game finished 1-1 normal time, but the Dutch side triumphed in extra time. 

It was the ninth edition of the Premier League International Cup. The competition features 12 of England’s best Academy sides against 12 of the top development squads in the rest of Europe.

Born in the Netherlands, Babadi is of Sierra Leonean descent – Babadi and his side have had an excellent tournament defeating the U21 sides of Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton en route to the final. 

Crystal Palace was the opponent for the final which was played at Selhurst Park. In the 33rd minute, Dante Sealy fired PSV in front, but Crystal Palace equalised through Scott Banks. 

PSV could not find a winner in the second half, but in extra time, Jason van Duiven and Simon Colyn scored the goals to seal the trophy for the Eindhoven side.

Young PSV: Quickly; Comenencia, Seelt (45′ Tytens), Van de Blaak, Leysen; Tielemans, Sealy (Priske Flyger, 65), Colyn;van Duiven (115′ Arts), Nassoh, Babadi (117′ Jiménez).

Isaac Babadi signed his first professional contract with PSV in the Philips Stadion in April 2021 until 2024 after joining the PSV Academy from NEC Nijmegen in the 2018-19 season.

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