1st December, 2011
A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Babatunde Lawrence Ayeni, has urged local council bosses in Lagos State to give their teams necessary support in the ongoing Lagos State Speakerâ€™s Cup.
Ayeni said he observed that not all the council bosses supported their teams which resulted to their early exit in the competition.
He said despite his effort, some council bosses did not provide necessary support for their teams to excel in their opening matches.
â€œThere are some teams who came to this competition without the support of the council officials. Such teams cannot do well because they were not motivated. I expected all the council bosses to be fully involved in this championship but only a few of them supported the championship,â€ he said.
Ayeni, who doubles as chairman, Organising Committee of the competition expressed satisfaction with the spirit of sportsmanship the teams displayed throughout the tournament.
He said the standard of play, officiating and organisationÂ of this yearâ€™s edition were impressive.
â€œI am impressed with the matches I watched so far, some players gave a good account of themselves and I am looking forward to exciting matches in the second round,â€ he said.
Actio continue today when Lagos Island face Egbe- Idimu ,Surulere will battle Agbado Oke-Odo at Onikan Stadium while Iba will face Onigbongbo as Badagry Central tackle Ibeju Lekki at the FIFA Legacy pitch of National Stdium,Surulere.