Executive Secretary of Lagos Junior League and former Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation, Coach Tunde Disu has said that the body will continue to build on its successes in producing talented players for the country.
He made the remarks during the finals of the maiden Babajide Sanwo- Olu Football competition concluded at the Campos mini Stadium, Lagos.
According to him, the league which was set up with the sole aim of discovering and nurturing future stars has produced great players like Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimen who are now playing abroad promising that many more talents would be discovered in future.
” The Lagos Junior League was set up with the aim of discovering and nurturing talents at the grassroots and I’ m happy we’ ve achieved some successes with former players of the league such as Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimen not only playing abroad but also for the national team and we hope to build on that success”, stressed the former Flying Eagles handler.
On why the league body decided to organise a championship in honour of the Lagos State APC Gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo- Olu, he explained that they took the decision because of his love for sports and the conviction that he will empower the youths through sports when he assumes office in May this year even as he stated that the League body looks forward to having a cordial working relationship with him.
Dish while expressing happiness at the successful completion of the championship advised the youths to take advantage of such tournaments in future to showcase their talents just as he announced that this year’s Lagos Junior League will officially kick off in March.
Meanwhile in the final match decided before an appreciable crowd, Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area defeated Ajeromi- Ifelodun Local Government Area 3-1 to emerge winner of the tournament while in the third place match, Iba LCDA
defeated Eti- Osa by 7-6 penalties after their game ended 2-2 at regulation time
A total of 58 teams from all the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State and one private team took part in the competition