School Sports: Ago Egba Lift LCM Cup


Pupils of Ago Egba Primary School in Lagos Mainland have won the 2nd edition of Lagos Channel Management, LCM, Cup which was organised by the Lagos Divisional Football Association, LDFA, as part of activities to celebrate Nigeria’s 52nd Independence anniversary.

The one-day 5-A-Side school sports tournament tagged Goalz Schools Event took place at the Campos Square, Lagos Island on 1 October amid pomp and pageantry with brilliant soccer artistry by the pupils. Ago Egba pupils scaled all hurdles from the preliminary stages of the soccer competition to the final where they defeated by St Georges Boys, Falomo, Lagos in an explosive match that ended 3-0.

Nantu Community Primary School, Apapa and St. Agnes Primary School of Mainland battled for the third place trophy, but it was St. Agnes who had the upper hand as they ran away with a 4-0 victory.

Series of awards were giving out to deserving pupils at the end of the competition that featured 16 schools with the five local councils that make up the LDFA. Most Valuable Player, MVP, award was won by Akinsara Taiwo of St Agnes, High Goalscorer award was won by Ayinde Quam also of St. Agnes. Ago Egba’s Adigun Olorunlogbon won the Best Goalkeeper award, while Ruth Okafor was given the Best Referee of the tournament award.

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Managing Director of the sponsor company, LCM, Danny Fuchus, an Israeli, said he saw the future of Nigerian soccer in the kids that participated in the competition, adding that with what he had seen in players like Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Vincent Enyeama in the Israeli league, many of the kids would later become world stars someday.

“We at LCM hope that today’s event would discover  and nurture the likes of Austin Okocha, Lionel Messi and the great Pele from these kids,” said Fuchus.

Chairman of the LDFA, Prince Ifalade Oyekan was also excited by  the discipline and enthusiasm exhibited  by the pupils. He commended the LCM for its support for his association. The LDFA promised to embark on physical developmental projects in the schools that won the competition.

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