Al-Faruq International Primary School emerged as champions after defeating Bright Sun Primary School 3-0 in the final of Lagos Private Primary Schools tagged’ Bright Sun Kid’s Cup’ held on Friday in Lagos.
The grandfinale was watched by large numbers of spectators at the football aside astro turf of Bright Sun College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos
Both schools went into the game with high expectations but Al-Faruq Int’l School stole the show as they scored three goals in the second half to silence their opponents.
Bright Sun Primary School who enjoyed more support could not find the back of the net in the first half until their opponents opened the goal scoring in the second half.
Ameer Adebayo scored the brace while Shogunle Ikram scored a goal to confirm their supremacy over their opponents.
Al-Faruq School Coach,Ateiza Musa said he was surprised that his school could go all the way and won the tournament.Musa confessed that he did not think of winning the trophy but commended his boys for their hardworking and commitment exhibited throughout the tournament.
“Honestly speaking,i did not give my school a chance to win the tournament but to my surprise, our boys lived up to expectations in all their matches.I congratulate them for this hard fought victory and the victory would spur them to do well in subsequent football competitions,”he said.
Commenting on the Bright Sun Kid’s Cup, Principal of Bright Sun College, Abdulkhodii Uzakov expressed satisfaction with the organisation of the tournament and commended the two finalists for their football artistry displayed throughout the encounter.
He noted that the purpose of sponsoring the tournament is to develop and promote round leather game among private primary schools in the state and commended the champions for the job well done.
He further harped on the expansion of the competition saying that the next edition would be extended to some private primary schools within and outside the state.
While Solomon Ashiegbu, Vice Principal (Academics) Bright Sun College said the competition had lived up to expectations and congratulated the winners for their resilience and doggedness showed throughout the final.
In his own comment, match cordinator , Prince Wale Atiba thanked God for the success of the competition and also extended his appreciation to the Bright Sun Schools management for their unwavering support given the tournament.
He said this year’s edition was better organised in terms of numbers of schools participation, organisation and coordinating the participating schools.