Lagos based Scope FC will battle visiting Fayemi FC from Osun in the final of the maiden edition of the Trophy 5-aside grassroots football tourney tagged ‘Join The Field of Honour’ scheduled to take place on Saturday May 11th at the Campus mini-stadium, Lagos Island.
In the semi-final games played on Sunday at Lagacy pitch, national radium, Surulere saw Scope FC tackle Amsterdam FC for a place in the final. Scope FC came from two goals down to defeat Amsterdam FC in a penalty shoot out, after both sides played 2-2 draw in regulation time.
In his post match comment, Mohammed Tijani, team captain of Scope FC team expressed confident that his side will eventually win the final.
“We played as a team and I have full confidence that we can reach this stage, even when we were two goals down; we still remain focused and I motivated my team not to lose hope and thank God for the victory,”
“ I believe the final will be more easier than the semi-final game, I believe we have the strength and if we coordinate ourselves very well, we will win the trophy and represent Nigeria in Tanzania.”
In the second semi-final game played, team Fayemi FC from Osun state outclassed their opponent from Ogbomoso, Rovers FC in a seven goals thriller. The match ended 4-3 in favour of Fayemi FC.
Expressing his joy after his side victory over Rovers FC, Fayemi Nicolass Abayomi, team coach of Fayemi FC attributed the win to passion and handwork.
“ I feel excited, we thank God and our fans back home, especially the injured ones who could not make the trip to Lagos.
He also thanked Trophy lager beer for organizing the tournament and believes his side will shook their opponent in the final.
“ I want to thank Trophy lager beer for this laudable initiative of discovering raw talents on the street.
“ We will start preparations for the final in earnest, we know we are playing against a Lagos side, Scope FC and we are prepared to win the trophy.”
Commenting on the games played, Tolu Adedeji, Marketing Director, International Breweries, makers of Trophy Lager beer expressed satisfaction at the performance of the participating teams.
“Am so impressed with the level of their preparations, commitment and passion. I have always known football to be a big passionate for Nigerians, but seeing again live today is such a good experience.
“You can see the teams commitment, they really want to win. Beyond the cash prize, the passion of the game is what I really enjoyed.”