Scope FC wins maiden edition of Trophy 5-A-Side
Nigerian Football News By: Lolade Adewuyi | 14/05/2019
After 11 weeks of a keenly contested tournament amongst 1, 080 teams, Scope FC wins the maiden edition of Trophy 5-a-side grassroots tournament tagged, “Field of Honour”. The third place and finale matches took place on Saturday, May 11 at the Campos Mini-Stadium, Lagos Island. The Trophy 5-a-side tournament is a variation of association football, in which each team has five players, comprising four outfield players and one goalkeeper.For the third place match, Amsterdam FC of Obalende, Lagos beat Rovers FC, Oyo 6-0 to emerge as bronze winners.In an intensely contested final between Scope FC of Lagos and Ifayemi FC of Ile-Ife, Scope put up a good fight, getting a well deserved 2-0 win over Ifayemi FC in the second half after both teams failed to score in the first half.In her remarks, Managing Director, International Breweries, Annabelle Degroot, appreciated the winning team saying “International Breweries is very proud of Scope FC as they embodied the true Trophy values by tackling each challenge with panache, tenacity and zeal to win. With this tournament, International Breweries has created an avenue for our consumers to talk about their favourite sport and be a part of it. With former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo as the tournament ambassador, Trophy continues to be associated with football, a sport most acknowledged for encouraging team spirit.” The winning team, Scope FC, were presented their cash prize of N3 million. They will also be given the opportunity to meet Samuel Eto’o, renowned African football superstar and participate in the continental finals taking place in Tanzania later this year. Third-placed team, Amsterdam FC and second place Ifayemi FC were also presented their cash prizes of N500,000 and N1,000,000 respectively.