17th June, 2010
Young Stars Football Club of Festac emerged the champions of the just concluded Ezirim Cup, which was played recently at the Olympic playground, Amuwo-Odofin.
Young Stars defeated New Stars Football Club of Ijesha 1-0 to lift the trophy. The goal was an own goal scored by Chika Asiegbu of New Stars in the 49th minute.
New Stars Coach, Animashaun Ola, expressed satisfaction with the boyâ€™s performance. He blamed their defeat on the poor state of the pitch, which was waterlogged. He said this seriously affected his teamâ€™s performance in the final.Â The cup donor, Alhaji Ikenna Ezirim, commended both teams for their good football display, saying that the better side won at the end of the day.