14th July, 2011
The much awaited draws ceremony of Henry Ajomale U-15 male youth football competition will hold tomorrow at the Action Congress Secretariat, Acme Road, Ikeja.
The competition, which is sponsored by the chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Lagos chapter, Chief Henry Ajomale, will feature 16 teams. The competition begins next Wednesday at the Oshodi Sports Centre.
Chairman of Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association, Prince Nurudeen Agara, told GSG that the competition will be the first of its kind in the history of grassroots football in Lagos.
â€œWe have received more than 100 entries but we cannot accommodate all of them; that is why we shortlisted the participants to 16 teams,â€ said Agara, adding that the cup donor and other top politicians in ACN will grace the opening ceremony.
Smart Strikers of Agbado Oke-Odo will confront Damilola Taylor Academy in opening match. Agara said both teams will play the match as result of their recent performance in the competition in Lagos. â€œWe cannot just allow any team to play the opening match.m,” he said.
We picked these two teams because of their recent achievement. The opening match will be glamorous and exciting one for the invited guests and spectators,â€ he said.
Match Cordinator,Aliu Ganiu charged the participating teams to shun violence that can tarnish the image of the competition saying that any team violate the rules will be disqualified immediately.