16th September, 2010
The Chairman ofÂ Bolowotan Football Club of Ikorodu, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, has sentÂ warningÂ signals to otherÂ teams that will participate in the Lagos State Obaâ€™s Cup to beware of theÂ team.
The club boss told Grassroot Soccer Guide that they are ready for this yearâ€™s Obaâ€™s Cup, boasting that no teamÂ canÂ stop them from reaching the final.
â€œWe came third in the last edition but this year we are going for the Cup. Bolowotan is aÂ big club in the state and our fans will be disappointed if we fail to win the trophy, â€œheÂ said.
Gafaar disclosed that the club have started screening for new players in order to fortifyÂ the team ahead of the competition.
Gafaar said the screeningÂ is necessary because most of his key players have left the clubÂ for professional clubs.
He urged interested players to come and fight forÂ shirts at their training venue at theÂ Model College, Ikorodu, disclosing that the exercise will last for three weeks.
â€œPresently, some of my key players have left and I need to replace them with fresh players.Â That is why I flunged open the camp to all and sundry in the stateâ€ he said.
Meanwhile, most participating clubs are lamenting that a date has not been fixed for theÂ championship. While some of the club owners who spoke with Grassroot Soccer Guide threatenedÂ to back out ofÂ the competition, others urged the organisers to fix a date for the competition.