Eshinlokun Cup Final: Council Boss Absent At Own Tourney


Football fans who came to Campos Square Sport Centre, Lagos Island, Nigeria to watch  a match between Almighty FC and New Camp Football team were disappointed after the  Chairman of Lagos Island, Wasiu Eshilokun failed to show up during the final of the  tourney named after him.

P.M.Sport eavesdropped the fans’ disappointment when some spectators were complaining  about the attitude of the council boss towards the competition.

Some of them blamed the organisers for stagging the competition in his name.

“Eshilokun does not like  the youths of the Island because this competition was  organised on his behalf and he failed to show up. This is not good for his image on  the Island,” chorused some of the disappointed fans on Lagos Island.

Despite the absence of the Council Boss, the final ceremony lived up to expectations  as Almighty FC defeated New Camp 4-2 in a pulsating final watched by  hundreds of  football fans.

Jimoh Eletu netted New Camp’s opening goal barely five minutes into the match, but  Dimeji Hassan of Almighty replied with an equaliser few minutes later.

Akeem Adeleke again shot New camp into the lead with a die minute goal before the  break.

Almighty equalised again through Saheed Ayinde while Azeez Adewuyi and Hassan sealed  victory for them with two second half goals.

Related News

Almighty Coach,Aliu Babatunde who was excited about the victory said the game was  tough but expressed gratitude to God that his team achieved the desired result.

He promised to defend the title in the next edition.

“It was a hard victory for us.We were focused even after they scored first, but we  took our advantage in the second half to score two quick goals, that won the match  for us,” he said.

New Camp Coach, Batula Abdul admitted that their opponents were too strong for his  team to handle, saying that they will do better in the next edition.

The Chairman, Organising Committee, Sakiru Aromire however apologised on behalf of  Eshinlokun.

He defended the council boss, saying he went for a crucial assignment, which did not  allow him to grace the final ceremony.

“There is no way we can postpone the final again because the council boss gave us  the date to stage the final. We thought he would be available,” said Aromire, who  urged the fans to support the council boss in his administration.

  Copyright protected by Digiprove © 2010 P.M.News

Load more