25th August, 2011
Chief Coach of Young Stars, Hyginus Okoye, has expressed happiness that his team disgraced A-one Crystal Football Club in the U-13 APFAN Cup final.
Young stars defeated their opponents 4-0 in the pulsating match watched by a large crowd at Alade Sports Centre, Command, Ipaja, Lagos.
Okoye who was satisfied with the outcome of the matchgave glory to God for the teamâ€™s success, saying that his boys proved the critics wrong.
He commended his boys for a job well done, saying that nobody gave his team a chance to win the cup at the start of the competition.
â€œIt was a sweet victory for my team because we taught our opponents a lesson. My boys played good football. This is our biggest win in our recent competitions. I hope we will continue like this and win more laurels before this year ends,â€ he said.
A one Crystal Coach, Alao Jamiu, admitted that their opponents were good enough to win the cup.
Reacting to his teamâ€™s defeat, Jamiu said the defeat was not a disgrace but a wake up call to the team.
â€œI donâ€™t see our defeat as a disgrace because we came to this tournament as underdogs. I am satisfied with my teamâ€™s performance,â€ he said.