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Sabo Ambassador wins MTN 5-A-side Soccer

September 23, 2016

Sabo Ambassador FC on Friday emerged winner of the MTN Nigeria 5-A-side Soccer championship as it defeated Batallion FC in the final decided at Fun Turf Centre, Abeokuta Ogun State.

The week-long championship organised by Fun Turf Centre and sponsored by MTN Nigeria, also featured Tilapia FC, Oluwo Santos FC, Infinity FC, Best FC, Owu Oduru, Oluwole FC, Gift FC, NYSC FC, Japo FC and Marvellous FC.

Speaking after the match, coach of Sabo Ambassador, Abdulkadir Bashiru, said his wards deserved victory after defeating tough opponents in the group stage.

He lauded the support of the MTN Nigeria for its commitment to sporting activities which engaged the youth in their professional career.

“I must thank MTN Nigeria and Fun Turf Centre for staging this programme because it has really helped my players who were playing for the first time. I urge other corporate bodies to emulate what MTN is doing to develop sports in the country,” Bashiru said.

Also speaking to Tribunesport, MTN Trade Marketing – Data (Ogun State)  Lagos and Sub-Region, Daniel Orobiyi said MTN Nigeria had always been there for the youth in the area of sporting activities.

“This is what we do, it is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility to support sporting activities not only football, but we see this as an avenue to help the youth and also give our products to them, monthly on data and increase usage,” Orobiyi said.

He charged the participants to always strive for excellence. “I was privileged to watch the quarter final games, I saw talents and if I had the privilege to talk to those talents, I will just tell them to emulate former Nigeria captain, Austin Okocha.

“I will tell them that ‘you know where Okocha is today, he’s doing well despite the fact that he’s no more playing, he has become somebody and it is because he dedicated his time to his career and put everything into what he was doing then. So, they should always put in their best.”

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