28th October, 2010
A goal from Oluchukwu Mukolu in the 48th minute was all that Damilola Taylor FootballÂ Academy needed to lift the U-17 Demola Seriki Cup.
Damilola Taylor defeated the All Stars Football Club of Oworoshoki in a pulsatingÂ final match played last Friday at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere,Â Lagos State, Nigeria.
Both teams missed several goal scoring chances in the first half before MukoluÂ scored at close range to seal victory for his team early in the second half.
All Stars Coach, Bukola Onawade, expressed satisfaction with his teamâ€™s performanceÂ but noted that their opponents deserved the victory.
â€œIt was a good match for us. Our players created many scoring chances but failed toÂ convert them. It was sad that despite our efforts, we lost the final match,â€ heÂ said.
Commenting,Â Damilola Taylor’s Coach, Sulaimon Ahmed, said his team won the gameÂ because the players played to instruction. He promised to defend the title in theÂ next edition.
â€œMy players gave their best to achieve the result. I believe the players wereÂ determined to win the match for me. The All Stars are equally a good side but ourÂ players fought likeÂ real champions and they deserve the cup,â€ he said
With this victory, Demola Taylor went home with the sum of N100, 000 cash and aÂ giant trophy while All StarsÂ received N75, 000.
The sponsor, Demola Seriki, who was the former Minister of State for Defence inÂ 2008, commended the two finalists for their performance, noting that the better sideÂ won the cup.