Kano State has emerged champions of the National U-18 boy’s soccer tournament organized by Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON).
The tournament which climaxed on September 1, 2018 at the Kaduna township stadium saw the boys from the Pyramid City win the 1st edition of the tournament 4-2 on penalties after a barren draw at regulation time.
An excited coach of Kano described the victory as well deserved and praised the opponent for giving his charges a very good fight.
“I’m very excited for this victory. My boys played according to instructions and that’s why we won. Our opponents from Kwara made things difficult for us because they are also a very good side”, concluded Coach Moses Obioma.
In the third place match played earlier, Sokoto state defeated the boys from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) 12-11 on penalties after regulation time finished 2-2.
Eleven States namely: host Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Katsina, Kwara, Bauchi, Kebbi, Zamfara, Sokoto, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participated in the six day tournament and a total number of 41 goals were recorded.
Coach Moses Obioma of Kano was the tournament’s best coach while Owolabi Aremu of Kwara emerged the highest goal scorer with nine (9) goals.
Other individual awards are, Mawiz Mohammed of Kano as best Goalkeeper, Abdulrazak Abdulkadir of Kwara as the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The last round of the individual awards of the colourful final went to Kwara as the tournament’s Best Behaved Team.