36 Lion emerges champions of Lagos Supremacy Cup
By Saheed Afolabi
36 Lion have emerged champions of Lagos Supremacy Cup Scouting Tournament after they defeated Spartan FC 4-3 on penalties.
Olawumi Lateef fired Lion ahead just before the break.
Ayo Adele drew Spartan level from the spot just after resumption of the second half.
The game dragged on till the final minutes with nothing to separate the two sides, it went into penalties which provided us with lots of drama.
Spartan lost their second kick, 36 Lion couldn’t capitalize as they also missed their third and fourth to present Spartan with an opportunity to win. The latter lost their fourth and final kick to hand 36 Lion the trophy as they won 4-3 to emerge as winners.
Meanwhile, Broad City edge Dino SC 2-1 to claim third position in the tournament thanks to two first half goals from Abayomi Joshua and Solomon Agbalaka, while Sunday Godwin scored the consolation for Dino SC late in the game.
The Lagos Supremacy Scouting Tournament was organized by 36 Lion in conjunction with Diamond Sports.
The event which lasted for four days had ten teams in participation which included eventual winners 36 Lion, Dino SC, SGFC Athletics, MS Success, CATS, ASQ, Broad City, Spartan, lekki Junior Stars and TCCG.
“I am very satisfied with the quality of play we witnessed from every team, football is at the grassroots, I would say we are satisfied and we got what we where looking for,” 36 Lion Chairman Hajj Gafar said to the Media after the final.
Hajj Gafar confirmed that the Lagos Supremacy Cup will be an annual program which comes up every March and April.