By Femi Atolagbe
Ologbese Football Academy has defeated Odomode Lacrown Football Academy 3-2 to emerge winners of the second edition of Akoko Unity Cup tourney.
The Akoko Unity Cup competition was the initiative of the Chairmen of Local Football Councils of Akoko North East, Akoko North West, Akoko South West and Akoko South East for the purpose of fostering unity in the area. And also to engender grassroots football development in the four Akoko Local Governments.
The final match played at the United Church Primary School’s playing ground, Ibaram/Ikaram-Akoko attracted football lovers from within and outside Akoko.
The proprietor of the silver winning side, Odomode Lacrown Football Academy and financier of the Unity Cup, Chief Odomode Adeyemi Lacrown, while presenting trophy to the winners commended Ologbese FA for its extraordinary performance at the competition.
He lauded the efforts of its proprietor, Otunba Dele Ologbese for his contributions towards the growths and developments of grassroots football in Akoko.
Odomode disclosed that 17 players discovered at the competition would participate in a week long football scouting programme organized by a Switzerland based Agent in Abuja starting from Wednesday August 23, 2023.
The winners of the competition went home with cash prize of N150,000, while second position got N100,000 and third placed side, Africhat FC of Isua-Akoko received N50,000.