Festac fairly large All StarsÂ on SundayÂ at the National Institute of Sports Training Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, defeated Maracana All Stars, Ajegunle by 2-1 in finals of the 2017 All Stars Football Tournament.
The tournament, which was in its second edition started with over 30 teams, pulled a fairly large crowd and a number of former Nigerian internationals such as Henry Nwosu among many others.
In a chat with THISDAY after the tournament, Nwosu, who was one of the organisers said the idea of former internationals coming together was to bond and help one another.
â€œThe idea of All Stars is to bring together old players, administrators and fans that have not seen themselves in a long while together and see how they can be of help to one another,â€ Nwosu said.
The 1980 Africa Cup of Nations gold medallist hailed Mikano for sponsoring this yearâ€™s edition of the tournament, while also thanking the Director General of NIS for his support.
Nwosu however promised a bigger edition of the tourney next year.
In the third place match played earlier, Paco All Stars defeated Laspotec All Stars 5-4 via penalty shootouts after playing out a goalless draw at full time.