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MTN Lagos Street Soccer enters round of 32


The Season 7 of the MTN Lagos Street Soccer is set to produce the major contenders for the coveted trophies in the three categories of the soccer tourney as the championship is entering its round of 32 this weekend.

Out of the over 1,000 teams across the local government and local development council areas of Lagos State, that registered and participated in this year’s edition, 32 teams are set to compete for decisive positions in the knock-out stages of the competition.

Meanwhile, the male categories seems to be most competitive as the trio of the defending champions, ABS Street Team, Mosan Okunola LCDA, the Season 4 winners, Lawal Akapo Street, Apapa, and the Season’s 4 runner-up, Ajao Jimoh Street, Igando-Ikotun, have all qualified for the round of 32.

After keenly contested matches in the round of 64, and impressive show of talents and fierce competition among the participating teams, it is believed that the knock-out stages will be filled with drama, suspense and upsets.

Speaking about their chances to make it to the finals, Kunle Abioye, the chief coach of the defending champions, said the team is more prepared than last year when it won the championship.

“I can say with confidence that we are well-positioned to successfully defend the cup we won last year.

“Although we understand the challenges, but the fact that we also understand the benefits of being a winner has made us to work very hard to ensure that we take the trophy back home,” he declares.

MTN Lagos Street Soccer is an initiative that provides a veritable platform for youths at the grassroots level to showcase their talents and skills in the game of football and also reward their efforts by empowering them with the necessities to take charge of their future in the game of soccer.

The championship is in three categories, male, female and the Under-15.