14th June, 2012
Chief Coach of Ekofootball team, Tunde Lawson says his team still need more friendly matches with grassroots football teams ahead of the National Sports Festival.
Lawson said after the Lagos State Football team, otherwise known as the Eko Akete Boys walloped Bethel FC 4-1 in a friendly match played on Monday at the FIFA legacy pitch inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, that his team are making progress in their preparation for the sports festival. He said the friendly matches are needed to get the best of out of the players.
“We are using all these friendlies to prepare our boys for the National Sports Festival and I am happy that the players are responding well. We are still going to play more friendly matches so that we can get the best players that will represent the state in the forthcoming sports festival,” he said.
Lagos State Football Association, Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi, who watched the match, commended the players for their good performance in the friendly ties played so far, saying “we have a common goal to win soccer gold of the National Sports Festival, but we must work hard for it.”
Ekofootball team’s midfielder, Ibrahim Fatai, drew the first blood in the early minutes of the friendly game before Jide Shadare of Bethel equalised through a penalty kick.
In the second half, Ekofootball team’s striker, Ike Ibeh Abuchi increased the tally before Daniel Onyema and Seun Oladele compounded the woes of their opponents to end the game 4-1 in favour of Ekofootball team.