SWAN Chairman’s U-10, U-13 Tournament : Methodist FC,  Yerima Football Club Lift Trophies

 

By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West,  Nigeria – The Methodist football club and Yerima football club on Thursday,  April 18, 2019 emerged winners of the 2nd Edition of Kaduna State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) U-10 and U-13 football competition respectively.

The finals of the competition played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium was organized by Kaduna state chapter of the Youth Sport Federation of Nigeria, (YSFON) saw the young lads displayed football talents which if well harnessed will make them future Yekini’s of Nigeria that will make the country proud.

Although both categories of the matches ended up in penalty shoot out after goalless draw at regulation time, all the teams played impressively.

Methodist FC emerged winner of the U-10 category after defeating their Kakuri Academy counterpart in a penalty shoot out that ended 3:2.

In the U-13 category, Yerima football club went home with the trophy as winners of the 2019 edition of the competition walloping their opponent Medodist FC 4:1 in another penalty shoot out.

The semi finals played earlier, Kakuri Academy defeated SSS FC 3:0 to qualify for the finals of the U-10 category while Methodist FC defeated Arewa FC 5:4 after regular time of goalless draw to also qualify for the finals of the U-13.

In his words of encouragement to the teams in the competition, the Kaduna State SWAN Chairman, Isaiah Benjamin commended the players and urged them to also face their academics while still doing sports.

He commended YSFON, Kaduna State chapter under the leadership of Abdulrazak Usman for their concerted efforts at developing sports at the grass roots and urged them to sustain the efforts.

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