Olatunbosun, Onuwa sweep Gold Cup individual awards 


The duo of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club inspirational winger, Olatunbosun Sikiru and creative midfielder, Onuwa Chukwuka bagged individual awards at the 4th edition of the country’s most prestigious pre-season tournament, the Gold Cup, held in Ogun State.

MFM FC lost the final of the Gold Cup pre-season tourney to Lobi Stars Football Club 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw on Sunday evening but Olatunbosun and Onuwa swept the players’ award in different categories after their impressive performances at the just concluded event.

Olatunbosun who played a vital role for his team created two assists after scoring three out of 11 goals scored by Fidelis Ilechukwu’s side and that performance won the tourney’s top scorer gong.

The left winger beat off competition from Remo Stars’ Ekene Awazie whose three goals could not help his side to the final of the competition.

Onuwa’s superb form in the middle of the park for Ilechukwu’s side played a major part for his team’s fine run in the 10-team pre-season event.

The petite midfielder was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament ahead Lobi Stars attacking midfielder, Sunday Akleche.

The Olukoya Boys lifted the silver trophy of the 10-day soccer fiesta and were rewarded with N100,000 cash prize for emerging as the tournament’s runners-up.

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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.
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