10th June, 2010
Chief Coach of Nationwide Football Club of Ikeja, Yinka Lawson says he will prefer to play low profile competition than feature in the forthcoming Obaâ€™s Cup.
Lawson said he has decided not to participate in Obaâ€™s Cup this year because the grassroots football tourney has lost its glory. He told GSG after his teamâ€™s training at the Sky Power playground, Ikeja, on Tuesday that Obaâ€™s Cup has lost its glamour and this has taken the shine off the championship.
Lawson, who started his coaching career 12 years ago, said he would prefer his team to feature in a low profile tourney than play in Obaâ€™s Cup this year.
Also speaking, assistant coach of the team, Harry Ohioze said Nationwide will rather play friendly matches or a low profile competition than to play Obaâ€™s Cup.
â€œWe have money to register for the Obaâ€™s Cup, but we prefer to play competition that is not organised by the Lagos F.A.â€ he said.