14th October, 2010
Attention will be drawn to Anthony Village Sports Centre on Saturday when New GenerationÂ Football Academy begin theirÂ campaignÂ againstÂ Fed United in the opening match ofÂ Â Community Cup.
The opening match is expected to be explosive as New Generation will bank on home supportÂ to clinch the three points at stake. But football pundits believe that the match will beÂ tough for both sides.
Speaking ahead of the opening match, the coach of New Generation, Abiodun Ademuyiwa,Â boasted that his team cannot afford to play a draw, let alone lose the match.
â€œMy players are injury-free and ready to clinch the three points at stake. I am notÂ thinking of a draw against our opponents because we are going to play before our fans.Â Anything short of victory will be a disappointment to our fans,â€ he said.
Fed United player, Sulaimon Abdullahi, warned their opponents to prepare for a toughÂ match, saying that his team are not ready to lose the three points.
â€œWe plan to come out with better result. We cannot afford to lose our opening matchÂ because it will kill our morale in the next game,â€ he said.
Twenty teams are expected to take part in the championship.
In theÂ fixtures made available to GSG, group A comprises New Generation, Fed United,Â Kosofe LG I, Cruzeiro FC and Dynamic FC, while Group BÂ consists of Invisible FC, JuniorÂ Strikers, Melindion FC, Kosofe LG II and Junior United.
In Group C are Foursquare FC, Tosban FC, Potters FC, Olayinka FC and Glory FC, whileÂ group D are made up of Word Stars, Trainozinni FC, Roman FC, Akisilveros FC and LaperoÂ FC.
The Chairman of Main Organising Committee, Bankole Olowookere, urged the teams not to doÂ anything that can tarnish the image of the competition.