Real Madrid FC of UniLag
Real
Madrid FC overcame a dogged UNILAG Football Club by two goals to
nothing in the final of the 4th edition of Akoka 5-Aside Football
Competition on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Kinetic Sports Pitch of
Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka.

Captain
Uche Akuneto’s rebound in the first half and another individual
display in the second half from Sewo Williams who later got sent off
for receiving a second yellow card for excessive celebration, put the
game in favor of the only side that went unbeaten at the tournament.

Prior
to the final match the third place match saw former champions Our
Team Football Club defeating Team Kunledinho by seven goals to three
before the game was abandoned by the latter in what they termed
biased officiating from the referees.

At
the end of the four-day event cash prizes, awards, medals and a
trophy went to deserving winners. Real Madrid FC which won the
tournament went home with a cash prize of N 50,000, Gold medal and a
giant trophy, Runners-Up UNILAG FC got N 25, 000 and a silver medal
for their troubles while Our Team and Kunledinho which finished in
third and fourth respectively received a cash prize N 15,000 and N
10,000.

Other
recipient of individual awards at the 4th edition of the Akoka
5-Aside Football Competition went to Fadare Johnson, who scored
eleven goals in six matches to finish as the top marksman and a cash
prize of N 10,000 from Naijaprizes.com while Tobi Otubu who emerged
as the most valuable player of the tournament got a jersey and ball
for his football artistry.

Speaking
at the event, the Father of the day/Baale of Isale Akoka, His Royal
Highness Oba Sikiru Olusegun Aroyewun, applauded efforts put in place
by the Akoka Community Development Association, under the leadership
of Mr. Segun Adesanya in maintaining a high level of consistency in
the discovery of football talents and the promotion of peace and
tranquility among youths of the community. He however advised
organizers to put measures in place in order to curb indiscipline
among footballers and by extension sportsmen in future events.

Other
dignitaries who graced the final of the occasion were Sponsor, Mr.
Kunmi Adenipebi (MD/CEO E-Planet), Pastor Laja Deile (Redeemed
Christian Church of God), Mrs. A.A Owolabi (H.O.D Agric Bariga Local
Council Development Area), Alhaji Aleem Marufu (Head Total Dealer,
Akoka), Barrister Wale Adekola (Chairman, S.O.G New Dimension),
Acting Coordinator UNILAG Radio 103.1FM (Mr. Paul Akhabue), Deaconess
P.M Showunmi (Matron, Akoka CDA), Mrs. T.K Maku (Head, Akoka Women
Forum), Mr. Bassey Faith, Mr. A.O Babajide ( Head, Community Affair
Bariga LCDA), Mr. Solomon Ajuziogu (Sports Presenter, Television
Continental), Mr. Adeyombo Adewale and Mr. Seyi Okunuga.

Chairman
of Akoka CDA, Mr. Segun Adesanya, thanked God for the successful
hosting of the Competition. He also used the medium to express
appreciation to the organizing committee led by Chairman, Akoka Youth
Community Development Association, Mr. Yomi Ojute, Welfare Secretary
Akoka Youth CDA, Mr. Yemi, Head of Referees and Chairman of Technical
Committee Mr. Babatunde Oluwo for his experience, Mr. Kunmi
Adenipebi, MD/CEO of E-Planet who sponsored the tournament as well as
dignitaries who graced the occasion, the 16 participating teams,
Federal College Education Technical, Akoka (Host) and their
cooperative students, UNILAG 103.1FM which throughout the tournament
provided full media coverage and commentaries on match days. He
assured everyone that the dream of Akoka CDA to discover football
talents and also promote unity and peace among youths will continue
for many years to come.

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