- Abuja, Ilorin qualify for finals
Goal poacher and 13-year old striker, Chidera Prosper Ojukwu, scored 13 goals to inspired FOSLA Academy of Abuja to victory at the weekend by qualifying for final of ongoing season three of the Etisalat U-15 School Cup football competition at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
Ojukwu’s predatory instincts in the goal mouth has earned him a reputation as one of the brightest stars of his school team, FOSLA Academy founded by a former President of the Nigeria Football Federation and Soccer Administrator, Sani Lulu Abdullahi.
Ojukwu opened his goal account in the first match with four goals and an assist in the 5-0 drubbing of Mbagwa Commercial Secondary School from Nasarawa State.
In the second match against Minna-based Government Day Secondary School, he scored a brace in a 3-0 victory.
Ojukwu, in company with Adejoh Gabriel and Kumater Shina, proved a terrifying lot for their counterparts as he hit six goals to take his tournament tally to 13 goals. He missed a penalty in the same match.
“I like football. When I play football, I feel happy. It is something that gives me pleasure. I feel happy and I thank God for making me to reach this level. I also want to thank my team mates without whose cooperation I would not have got to this stage,” Ojukwu said of his time on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin also qualified for the Lagos National Finals billed for November. The team picked up the maximum nine points from three matches after defeating Kogi State 3-1, Cross River 1-0 and Benue 4-2.