Ablaze FC of Lagos have emerged winners of the FC Bayern Youth Cup Tournament after a 1 nil victory over Sporting Dreams of Abuja in a tightly contested final played in Abuja last weekend.
The game took place at Aduvie International School and witnessed a large turnout by participating teams and spectators alike who came out in their numbers to support the youngsters.
At the end of the competition, 10 players were selected from six teams to form the team that would represent Nigeria in the world finals in Munich, Germany in May.
Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Justin Zhang hailed the tenacity of the boys who defied the blazing heat of the day to battle for the top spot in the keenly contested competition. According to Zhang, â€œStarTimes is proud to be a part of the competition and it makes us pleased to be supporting the dreams and aspirations of these players to play international footballâ€
Also speaking, the Country Director, VOE Foundation, Victor Edeh commended all contesting teams in the competition noting that it had been a rewarding experience for the teams and it was now time to buckle up and prepare to face other winners from various parts of the world.
Similarly, as part of activities to mark the climax of the tournament, fans, supporters and followers of FC Bayern and lovers of German football came out to see the Bundesliga trophy which was on display at the venue of the competition for the first time in Nigeria.
The next phase of the competition will be hosted in Germany this May, where teams from seven countries drawn from Asia, Europe and America would all converge at Bayern Munich to battle it out for the world finals.