Kwara United Football Club U-12 LaLiga team pummeled Arsenal Kiddies Football Academy 4-0 to win Dr.Chukwudi Ogbolu Kids Soccer Championship came to an end at the ‘A’ Division Police Barrack playing ground, Ilorin yesterday.
The Kwara United starlets outstmarted the Kiddies, who lost plethora of goal scoring chances in the first half of the game, as they establish their goal rout in the second half to prove their worth.
Coach Soni Ahamioje, the organiser of the tournament, who is also the Founder and Technical Director of Arsenal Kiddies FA expressed satisfaction at the performances of all the players who he said in their teens have been showing a great display of soccer artistry. He added that their future is bright with necessary training and exposure.
“For the past 17 years we have always organise Arsenal Kiddies Soccer Champioship, and because of the Covid-19 challenges, this year, we approached Dr. Chukwudi Ogbolu to sponsor the tournament and he did”.
Ahamioje, a trained microbiologist turned football coach appealed to the government and football governing bodies to support grassroots football in a bid to strengthen the capacity of the coaches and football academies in producing talents which will in turn bring value to the society.
He revealed that the sponsor, who is an America-based Medical Doctor cum philanthropist gave the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, Samuel Fagbemi a one year academic scholarship.
The final ceremony also witnessed presentation of merit awards to personalities which includes Kwara FA Chairman, Mallam Idris Abdullahi Musa, the CEO and Publisher of Sportspro News, Bayour Issah, Chairman, Kwara United, FC, Kumbi Titiloye, Director of Football, ABS Ilorin FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, Administrator of Kwara Sports Arena, Ibitoye Shittu and the sponsor of the tourney, Dr. Chukwudi Ogbolu.