LA Nursery and Primary School, Coker, Lagos, defeated Badore Primary School to emerge champions of the 2014 Indomie Noodles sponsored Fab-5 Football Challenge.
LA defeated Badore Primary School 4-3 on penalties at the Campos mini stadium, to win the second edition of the annual youth tournament, organised to promote education through sports.
A total of 12 teams; best two from each of the six Educational Districts in the state, competed for the trophy in the one-day five-a-side tournament.
After making mincemeat of their opponents in the preliminary rounds to the semi-final stage, both teams squared up in the keenly contested final.
With score 0-0 at full time, a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner. Onwula Meshack lost Badore’s second spot kick, which ensured LA emerged champions for the first time after converting all their kicks.
Ramon Habeeb of LA was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player while Lukman Badmus of Badore and Alabi Adams of LA were first and second runner-up respectively.
The three players earned the Fab-5 scholarship award that will cover their entire secondary school education as well as guidance, counselling and mentorship programmes.
Speaking after the presentation of the trophy, Deji Tinubu, Managing Director of Sportvision and the Project Director, said, “The second edition of Fab-5 no doubt is a success but the key thing is that people would begin to understand what we are trying to do.”
The Project Manager of the event, Dare Amokeodo, said the competition had come to stay because of its vision, which is to promote education through sports, harness young talents and give them the proper platform to become stars in their future endeavours.
Indomie Noodles, the main sponsors of the event, thrilled the pupils with a mouth-watering lunch plus lots of exciting gifts ranging from T-shirts to educational items.
Event partners Chi Pharmaceuticals also added spice to the occasion by providing the children with fruit juice drinks and musical entertainment.