Junior Arsenal-Idimu Wins 2018 Taiwo Afolabi U-17 Football Cup

By Dipo Olowookere

A grassroots football outfit from one of the outskirts of Lagos State, Junior Arsenal of Idimu, has emerged winner of this year’s Taiwo Afolabi U-17 Football Cup.

The team defeated their opponent, Beachland FC, at the final of the tournament played at the Campus Mini Stadium Ajele Lagos Island on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

The competition was played to honour Dr Taiwo Afolabi, the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, who clocked 56 recently.

It was put together by SIFAX Group and the Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association.

At the finals of the cup, Mr Afolabi was represented by Executive Director, Finance, SIFAX Group Mr Mike Owope and other top staff of Sifax Group.

Winner of the competition went home with N500,000, the first runner up was given N300,000 then the second runner up N200,000 and third runner up N100,000.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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