17th June, 2010
Spartans Football Club have emerged winners of this yearâ€™s Golden Chance Lotto Cup Championship after they defeated Golden Chance FC in an explosive final that ended in penalty shoot-out at the Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Spartans defied all odds to hold the tournament favourites to a goalless draw at regulation time. Luck, however, favoured them when they won 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out to silence the hard-fighting Golden Lotto team.
Coach Peter Akande of Spartans was grateful to God for giving them the tournament, adding that the best team lifted the cup at the end of the day.
The third placed match was won by Leadstone FC, who beat Salamon FC 5-4 through penalty shoot out after they had played 1-1 in the regulation time.
The final ceremony was colourful as it was attended by dignitaries within and outside Agidingbi. Among them were the Executive Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Government Development Area, LCDA, Hon. Idowu Obasa, Hon. Wale Ajala, Special Assistant on Youth and Sports to the Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Baale of Agidingbi, Alhaji Najeem Sikuru and Chief Bakare, Ajaguna of Agidingbi.
Others are Mr. Sulaimon Olabanji, Finance Director of Golden Chance Lotto Investment, Engr. Kareem, Asiwaju of Agidigbin and Mr. Lawrence, Chief Coach of football team of Ojodu LCDA.