Lobi Stars are Gold Cup champions

BY

TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN

LOBI Stars Football Club were crowned champions of the 4th edition of Gold Cup Pre-season tournament after they defeated Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries FC of Lagos 4-3 on penalties.

The full time score stood at 0-0 even as both teams tried to outwit themselves while trying to take their chances during the game.

The Olukoya Boys had the better of the game as they dominated play in the first half missing several scoring chances.

MFM FC Onuwa was star man of the gam gold-cup-runners-up e as his dribbling skills was a delight to close to 2000 fans that watched the epic final.

Lobi Stars in the second half, dominated play and should have won it but the Olukoya Boys defence were solid keeping their lines.

MFM thought they had got a last minute penalty only for the match official to rule the infringement as a dive.

Both teams then had to decide their fate via penalties after the referee signaled end of the game.

The Olukoya Boys twice fluffed their chance of claiming the trophy after Lobi Stars had missed their’s but Isah Akor who should have won it for his team scoring their 6th spot kick made a mess of it.

The end result saw the Food Basket team winning the team 4-3 on shoot out, then claiming the trophy of the 4th edition of the Gold Cup.

However, MFM duo of Sikiru Olatunbosun and Onuwa Chukwuka, won the tourney Top scorer and Most Valuable Player award.

 


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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