11th November, 2010
MSI Academy and Yaro FC have qualified for the final of this yearâ€™s Abesan Cup afterÂ recording victories in their respective semi-final matches.
To reach the final stage, MSI beat Rozie 3 -1, while Yaro defeated Folem 2-1 in theÂ second semi final at the Joju playground, Sango, Ogun State.
32 teams took part in the championship, which started two months ago. The prizeÂ money at stake this year is the sum ofÂ N250, 000.
Cup donor, Clementina Doregos pledged her commitment in the promotion of youthÂ development through sports.
Doregos said this while receiving members of the Abesan Football Committee that paidÂ her a courtesy visit at her school, Saint Bernadette School, Ipaja, Lagos StateÂ recently.
The renowned sports enthusiast described sports as a weapon for fighting civilÂ unrest in the society and creating employment for the youths
â€˜â€˜We should start seeing sports as a unifying factor that will promote socialÂ development and peace. Sports should serve as a source of income for our youths asÂ it is being done in other countries.â€™â€™
She also assured the committee of her readiness to sustain the sponsorship of theÂ yearly event that has helped to discover the likes of Taye Taiwo, Pius Ikedia andÂ Mutiu Adegoke, amongst others in the area. â€œI want to assure you that thisÂ sponsorship will continue for as long as I live because Iâ€™m proud of your successÂ story,â€™â€™ she noted.
The final ceremony will hold on 28 November at the Abesan High School, AbesanÂ Estate, Ipaja, Lagos State, Nigeria.