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Football: Agege Youngsters Dazzle at 20th WGB Elephant Cup

By Dipo Olowookere

Residents of Agege and its environs over the weekend enjoyed dazzling football skills from youngsters of the areas of Lagos.

It was the 20th Renew-WGB Elephant Cup, which was eventually won by Sarafina FC defeated Unique FC of Agege 3-1 to reclaim the trophy.

The event, which precisely took place Friday, January 5, 2018 at the sprawling palace of Ologba of Ogbaland, Ogba Ashade, Agege, was attended by several persons including celebrities and football stars.

The tournament was part of Winners Golden Bet (WGB) commitment to support to the development grassroots football in Lagos and Nigeria at large.

During the final match, Sarafina FC, the defending champion, went two goals ahead within the first fifteen minutes before Unique FC substitute player pulled one back in the first half of the game.

In the second half, Unique FC continued the pressure to level the game but Sarafina FC later scored one more to seal the victory.

Addressing journalists at the venue, Assistant General Manager (Marketing) at WGB, Mrs Popoola Patricia, said the company’s priority was grassroots sports.

“At WGB, we are actually supporting grassroots sports and we are also grooming future champions, with time you will find out Nigeria will be having champions through this type of programs,” she noted.

According to her, “we love this environment because they bet on our platform and this is the best way we can give back to them which you can see they are very happy.”

She explained further that WGB has been sponsoring Lagos FA Cup since they came on board till date.

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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.

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