7th June, 2012
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has urged the players who will take part in the Gbagada Mock Nations Cup to be of good character throughout the championship.
The former Anderlechtís goalkeeper said at the draws ceremony of the 10th edition of Gbagada Mock Nations Cup held on Tuesday at the Agape Event Centre, Gbagada, Lagos that young players of nowadays lack discipline in their various clubs.
Rufai, who is fondly called Dodo Mayana, urged club owners and coaches to educate their players on the importance of discipline and professionalism, adding that a club that are doing well in a football competition is a result of discipline.
ìI want the club owners and coaches to lay emphasis on discipline as many of our young players are not disciplined,î he said.
Secretary of Gbagada Grassroots Sports Association, Kemac Emina said the Mock Nations Cup is an annual tourney, which has produced players like the former Golden Eaglets player, Kabiru Akinshola and former Flying Eagles player, Ibok Emmanuel Edet.
Meanwhile, 32 teams will take part in the championship scheduled to begin on Sunday at the Gbagada Playground.
Group A comprises of Current FC, Mustaseed FC, Aderele FC and Handsworth FC. In Group B are Mighty Stars, Lekki FC, Maintain Boyz FC and FC Robo.
Group C is made up of Choice FC, Fetuga FC, Jagunmolu FC and Owo-Iya Babes, while.Group D consists of Tosban FC, Lakeside FC, Nice Base FC and Green Lions. In Group E are Olope FC, Pablo FC, Magshan Sporting FC and Shurina FC.
Group F have Oworo All Stars, Holly FC, United Stars and Agali FC. Group G will feature Roundabout FC, BGM FC, Jossy Memorial and Bariga Professional FC, while in Group H, Success FC will battle Buruj FC, World Star and Obanijesu.