Damilola Taylor Lift Seriki Cup

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A goal from Oluchukwu Mukolu in the 48th minute was all that Damilola Taylor Football  Academy needed to lift the U-17 Demola Seriki Cup.

Damilola Taylor defeated the All Stars Football Club of Oworoshoki in a pulsating  final match played last Friday at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere,  Lagos State, Nigeria.

Both teams missed several goal scoring chances in the first half before Mukolu  scored at close range to seal victory for his team early in the second half.

All Stars Coach, Bukola Onawade, expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance  but noted that their opponents deserved the victory.

“It was a good match for us. Our players created many scoring chances but failed to  convert them. It was sad that despite our efforts, we lost the final match,” he  said.

Commenting,  Damilola Taylor’s Coach, Sulaimon Ahmed, said his team won the game  because the players played to instruction. He promised to defend the title in the  next edition.

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“My players gave their best to achieve the result. I believe the players were  determined to win the match for me. The All Stars are equally a good side but our  players fought like  real champions and they deserve the cup,” he said

With this victory, Demola Taylor went home with the sum of N100, 000 cash and a  giant trophy while All Stars  received N75, 000.

The sponsor, Demola Seriki, who was the former Minister of State for Defence in  2008, commended the two finalists for their performance, noting that the better side  won the cup.

—Sunday Akintoye

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