Scope FC of Lagos has won the maiden edition of the Trophy five-a-side grassroots tournament tagged, Field of Honour, at the Campos Mini-Stadium, Lagos Island.
The competition was held for 11 weeks and amongst 1, 080 teams.
The Trophy five-a-side tournament is a variation of association football, in which each team has five players, with four being outfield players and one goalkeeper.
In the third place match, Amsterdam FC of Obalende won Rovers FC 6-0 to emerge as bronze winners shortly before the fiercely contested final in which Scope FC of Lagos beat Ifayemi FC of Ile-Ife 2-0.
According to the Marketing Director, International Breweries Plc, Tolulope Adedeji:
“In these 11 weeks of the best of five-a-side football, we have witnessed grassroots football development that is second to none. This maiden edition had teams drawn from Ogun, Osun, Oyo and Lagos states.”
For their efforts, Scope FC got ₦3 million cash prize, as well as an opportunity to meet renowned African football superstar, Samuel Eto’o.
They will also participate in the continental finals taking place in Tanzania later this year.
The organisers disclosed that the fans, who would accompany Scope FC to Tanzania was selected from the six geo-political zones through a raffle draw during the finale.
Four fans have already been selected to accompany the winning team to Tanzania on an all-expense paid trip.
Captain of the winning team, Folorunso Sunday expressed his gratitude to International Breweries for providing a platform for youths to showcase their skills.
“We are super happy to have emerged the final winners and confident that we will win the overall tournament in Tanzania, bringing the Trophy home.”