Diles, Ikotun are FAB-Five-Challenge rising stars
Afeez Ikotun and Alice Diles have emerged the rising stars of this year’s FAB-Five-Challenge won by Anuoluwapo Alimosho Primary School and Lagos State Model Primary School held on Saturday at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos.
Anuoluwapo School was crowned champion in the male category after defeating St. Paul Anglican Primary School, Mainland by a lone goal scored by Pelumi Ajewole, while Lagos State Model Primary School emerged winner of the maiden edition of the female version after humbling Baptist Girls Primary School 3-2 through spot-kicks.
Presenting the awards, Ashiwaju Temitope of Indomie Noodles, applauded the organisers of the event for their consistency, adding that the company will continue to support the initiative since it is aimed at building children into the next generation of footballers that could represent the country in the future.
Also speaking after the competition, FC Barcelona, Lagos, Technical Director, Bernat Villa, said that his academy had picked a lot of talented young players in Lagos, adding that, the players had improved because they were learning the academy’s methodology and football philosophy.
Villa said: “Since I arrived Nigeria, I have seen a lot of players and here in Lagos, there are lot of talents because of their physical condition and technical ability. The talents we’ve picked in our academy have improved a lot because they are learning our methodology and football philosophy.”“So with these, plus their skills, we are creating good players but from what I have seen here, there are some good players of course but we see if we can adopt some of them,” he added.
In her remarks, Marketing Consultant, Rite Foods Limited, Yetunde Jack, said her company decided to partner with organisers of FAB 5-Aside Football initiative because it was not just a competition but a good course that was impacting children positively.The event, was also supported by Zenith Bank Plc., and Blaugrana Sport
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