Advance Comprehensive High School young men from Osun State have won the 2017 release of COPA Coca-Cola U-15 competition and are currently in full celebratory disposition following quite a while of hard won and strain filled matches, with every player grinning home with N500, 000 money prize for Education Trust Fund
The triumph came after Osun young men crushed the Imo State young men at the National Final match played at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island on Friday.
Osun State’s rise as champions of the current year’s version of the competition finished weeks of football coordinates that begun with once again 5000 schools and 110,000 players from crosswise over 36 conditions of the organization including the FCT.
Decided and concentrated all through the tensioned last match that finished in a 1-0 score line, both groups set up a solid vivacious battle for the trophy and the mouth-watering training put stock in support. At last, one might say that the better group won as the Osun young men pulled an ace from their cap with a tight triumph.
Talking on a critical day, the Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Patricia Jemibewon saluted the 2017 COPA Coca-Cola champions for their extraordinary exhibitions in the competition, expressing that their diligent work and cooperation earned them the triumph. “We are perpetually dedicated to opening the possibilities of incredibly skilled young people since we trust in their energy.”
Commander of the triumphant group, Lawal Ismail, who was not able to control his satisfaction, shed tears of bliss and proclaimed that he was overpowered and appreciative to Coca-Cola for the opportunity to take an interest in the competition.
The second place victory, Owerri City College, Imo State, were given motivation to grin home in the wake of missing out on the valuable trophy when every player got a money prize of N300, 000 training trust finance while Government Junior Secondary School, Katsina were additionally not let well enough alone for festivity with every player accepting money prize of N200, 000 instruction put stock in support. Others champs celebrated at the great finale was the best goalkeeper all through the competition, Moses Aluko of FOSLA Academy, Abuja, Most Valuable Player of the competition, Adesina Kumater of FOSLA Academy, Abuja, and Highest Goal Scorer of the competition, Henry Williams of Owerri City College, Imo, will’s identity joined by 5 different players to visit COPA Coca-Cola International Camp in South Africa later in the year.
The match occasion was graced by best authorities from the Federal Government, Lagos state government, the National School Sports Federation (NSSF), Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Senior Staff of Coca-Cola, ex-football internationals, Austin J.J Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo and others.
The visitors and observers at Onikan stadium were charged by melodic execution from famous Nigerian hip-jump artistes, Lil Kesh and Ycee.