20th May, 2010
Chief Coach of Glory Youth Football Academy, Olusola Babatunde, has suspended his players for two weeks following their poor run in the ongoing Boska Soccer Championship.
Future Pro FC defeated Glory Youth 2-0 in the second round of the competition which was played recently at the Ikeja Military Cantonment.
The defeat was a disgrace to Babatunde who said that if his boys had not played to the gallery they ought to have won the match.
He told GSG that he is not happy with the poor performance of his players, adding that the players lacked discipline and team work which cost them the seond round match.
â€œIt is true that I suspended the players after their defeat in the match against Future Pro FC. My players underrated their opponents and I believe that if I suspend them, it will serve as a punishment so that next time they would be serious,â€ he said.
Babatunde, who said the suspended players have resumed training last Monday, said he has started preparation for Obaâ€™s Cup, which will be played after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
â€œBecause of our early exit from the Boska Cup. I have recruited some new players to fortify the team ahead of Obaâ€™s Cup and other high profile competitions,â€ he said.
Meanwhile eight teams have qualified for the quarter finals of Boska Cup which will be played on Monday at the Astro-turf football pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.
In the pairings made available to GSG, Labro FC will battle Mountain of Fire and Miracle Football team of Yaba (MFM), Lub-bak FC will tackle My People FC, Ajalli will confront Police Force Headquarter while Lafiaji will slug it out with Mountain of Fire and Miracle Football team of Ikeja (MFM) in the last match.
Match co-ordinator, Yomi Peters said he is satisfied with the conduct of the teams throughout the competition.