The 5th edition of the MRS kid’s cup football competition finally came to an end today at the Campos mini stadium, Lagos Island. At the colorful event, Amezons boys ikoyi emerged champions after a 2-1 win over oluyole babes’ ayobo in the final of boy’s category.
Muiz Suleiman had put the ikoyi boys ahead before namesake, muiz Giwa sealed victory few minutes before the final whistle. A happy giwa couldn’t hide his joy after scoring the winning goal.
The 3rd place match also witnessed Dopemu utd defeating Oji babes, imota on penalties 4-1.
In the girl’s final shade queen’s ikorodu pipped Sunrise from ketu 2-1 in a keenly contested final. Coach of shade queens damilade alaye expressed joy at leading the girls to victory.
MD MRS Oil Nig. Plc, Mr. Andrew Gbodume, thanked God for successfully hosting the MRS kids cup for five years consecutively. He pointed out that the MRS kids cup started in 2013 as part of their corporate social responsibility in youths and sports. He also stated that the youth have put Nigeria on the map internationally through music, sports and entertainment and that they chose to focus on the sports aspect through football.
Chairman, Lagos state divisional football association, prince Falade oyekanfun commended MRS for putting up such competition. He reiterated the need for the development of grassroots sports in other to raise future stars not only for the state but also for the country at large.
The high point of the event was the presentation of a three hundred and fifty thousand naira cheque each to winners of the competition. Students also went home with plenty of refreshments and goodie bags courtesy of the organizers MRS, who promised more improvement in the coming editions