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Ekofootball NNL Preseason Tournament: Yelu thumps ekofootball Hundred percent; Best Prepared For New Season

Oluchi tobex tobe-Chukwu

The Head Coach of Gbagada Football Club Olajide Akinyelu has lauded the Lagos State Football Association for recognising the best four teams in Lagos State using the State FA Cup as classification guide.

” The organisation of the Ekofootball NNL Preseason Tournament is solid, this doesn’t come Often and I must say the FA scored a hundred percentage”.

Coach Yelu further enumerated the positives from the Preseason Tournament despite losing to Box2Box scandously and Sporting Lagos in her first two games.

” The Preseason Tournament is firstly to prepare Gbagada Football Club for the forthcoming NLO season.
It is about performance and we have not done too well , losing the first two matches clearly indicates that we are out of the Tournament.

It shows us we still have a lot to do and fortunately for us we still have some more weeks before the commencement of the league “.

The Gbagada Football Club handler also said the tournament afforded him the opportunity to see the 5 new players that were promoted from his feeder team in real match situation.
” I am glad that I can boast of a quality bench I can fall back on.
We are a very ambitious Club and hope to better our standard in the last season, we want to gain promotion to the NNL and excell in the other private championships we normally participate”. He concluded.

Gbagada Football Club came third in the NLO one last
season and made the semi final stage of the State FA challenge.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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