Pride FC of FCT on Thursday beat Golden FC of Abia 3-1 to emerge champions of maiden Ote-4-wealth national football competition.
Lawal Abdul, Pride FC
It’s a unique tournament. We have been in existence for three years and I have never seen any tournament like this. The six day tournament was well-organised with fair officiating. It all started last Saturday and ended today in my team’s favour.
“We registered for free, got gifts for free, our accumulated funds for yellow cards were forfeited and yet we got the trophy and prize money.
” This tournament showed that we have many talented players scattered around Nigeria. From the beginning as a coach, I saw many young good players from other teams that if well managed will go places.
The tournament was organised to celebrate the 60th birthday of Nigeria business mogul, Femi Otedola.
37 teams from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participated in the tournament which was held between Friday, November 25, to Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Water FC Football Pitch, Lokogoma, Abuja.
Speaking after presentation of trophy, the Chief Executive Officer CEO of MK Sports, Nureni Makanjuola, said the next edition will be bigger than what was witnessed this year.
“We shall have more teams and increase in prize money in the next edition next year. Many clubs have indicated interested to participate and our doors will be opened to so many teams that meet up with the criteria.