23rd September, 2010
Yaba Queens will begin their campaign against Saint Mirren Queens this evening in theÂ Gbagada Community Female Soccer Competition, while Adex Queens will face Determine QueensÂ in the second match of the day.
The match, which holds at the Gbagada Football pitch, promises to be explosive as theÂ teams will be looking for their first victory in the opening group match.
Speaking ahead of todayâ€™s cracker, coach of Yaba Queens, Patrick Amajor, boasted that hisÂ opponents should not think of victory in the match because theyÂ are in high spirits toÂ demolish them.
â€œI have absolute confidence in the ability of my players. They are in good frame of mindÂ to confront their opponents and I will not be surprised if we beat them with a wideÂ goalÂ margin. Our mission is to go far in this tournament,â€ he said.
Match coordinator, Kemac Emina, said the competition is solely put together by theÂ Gbagada Grassroots Sports Association. He said it is sad that nobody wants to sponsorÂ grassroots football again.
He blamed the corporate bodies and other sports philanthropists for failing to contributeÂ their own quota to sports development in Lagos State, adding that if the youths are notÂ empowered through sports, there is tendency that they will be involved in social vices.
â€˜Had it been we have sponsor for this competition, we would have increased the number ofÂ the particpating teams to 16 instead of eight,â€™ he said.