Oluwaninshola wins as Washington DC club begins talent hunt in Lagos
Oluwaninshola Football Club at the weekend defeated Golden Stars FR 3-1 to win this year’s edition of the Oluwaninshola Cup organized by the Supervisory Councilor of Education, Kosofe Local Government, Olanrenwaju Oladunjoye.
The final match at the IBB Stadium, Lagos ended in a draw, but champions won the ensuing penalty shoot out to take the title.
Golden Stars’ Emmanuel Ekpeyong opened the scoring in the first half, but Oluwaninshola’s Ihende Emmanuel equalized with a late minute penalty to ensure the regulation time ended 1-1.
Meanwhile, El-Musty FC defeated Royal FC 2-0 to clinch the third place prize, with Joel Odinaka scoring a brace for his team.
The champions received a cash prize of N250, 000 and a tour to Ghana, while the first and second runners up got N200, 000 and N150, 000 respectively.
Oladunjoye, who is also the Oluwaninshola FC owner, said the grassroots competition was aimed at engaging the youths of Kosofe Local Government Council and building their careers in sports.
“We noticed that for the past 10 years, youths were always restless because they didn’t have any activity to express themselves. So I decided to use football as a vehicle to develop them since most of the players require platforms to leverage on,” he said.