Asegun wins Etisalat U-15 School Championships
Both teams scored two goals each during the regulation time, but the Ibadan-based team proved to be the better marksmen from the penalty box during the shootout that decided the final match of the U-15 Championships at the Campos Mini-Stadium, Lagos on Saturday.
The sides, unarguably the best teams on parade at the National Finals, had started the first half cautiously, but it was the Asegun boys who looked like the better side with some early efforts at their opponents goal. However, FOSLA grew into the game as the contest went on.
Asegun broke the deadlock through Rasheed Qudus, who escaped his marker and the FOSLA defence to head into the net from a free kick. The goal stirred up the Abuja boys and they fought valiantly to get back into the game. Their efforts paid off when Gabriel Adejoh leveled scores with a curling free kick that evaded the wall of the Oyo team.
The joy of the FOSLA Academy players was short-lived as Rauf Jubril soon put Asegun back into the lead from a free kick. However, as the game neared its end and the Asegun players were beginning to celebrate, FOSLA captain and danger man, Prosper Ojukwu, brought his side back on level terms to send the match into a penalty shoot-out. Ojukwu could not help his team in the shootout, though, as their Ibadan-based opponents were able to keep their composure and defeat them by 4 goals to 3