The highly anticipated final of the extremely competitive youth tournament, Bolowotan Gold Cup put together by Prince Gafaar Bolowotan was played yesterday, at the Police Barracks ground, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, with AACC Fc emerging champions.
AACC FC thrashed their opponent, Makbet FC by six goals to one to emerge winners of the highly coveted trophy.
The highly thrilling encounter was keenly contested by both teams with the scores tied at 0 – 0 before Pius Spere of Makbet FC slotted past the AACC FC goalkeeper in the 15th minute of the game to open the scoring.
The goal, however, jolted their opponents to reality as AACC FC attacked in ruthless fashion scoring six unreplied goals.
In the 17th minute of the match, Malomo Taofeek of AACC FC equalized for his side from a fine finish to make it 1 – 1. The Match recorded further goals from Ubani Wisdom and Raheem Rasheed of AACC FC to make it 3-1 in the 20th and 28th minutes of the game respectively. All efforts made by the Makbet FC to level the score proved abortive as the first half ended in 3-1 in favour of AACC FC of Ikorodu.
The tie, however, took another turn when Micheal Micheal of Makbet FC was shown a red card in the 52nd minute of the match after picking up his second yellow card of the match.
Ajako James of AACC FC, who came in as a substitute in the 58th minutes of the tie increased his team’s scoreline through a fantastic strike to make it 4-1 in the 60th minute of the game. The game was taken beyond the reach of their opponents after Adeyiga Taiwo scored a brace in the 65th and 75th minutes of the tie respectively.
After the final whistle by the match officials, medals and a trophy were presented to the players with AACC FC picking a cheque of N250,000 for emerging champions. Makbet FC, on the other hand, won N125,000 for clinching the second spot while Oga Boys FC also went home with N75,000 for winning the third-place match. A prize money of N50,000 was also awarded to the best-behaved team of the tournament.