Mauri Feeder Football Club of Agege have emerged as the 2017 inner of the annual Otunba Gani Under-13 Football competition , after they trashed the B Unit Football Club of Surulere by two goals to nil in the final , which took place at the National Stadium , Surulere .
The sponsor of the event , Aare Gani Adams in his speech at the occasion also announced his plan to organize an Under 20 football competition in his capacity as the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land .
He also charged the Federal Government of Nigeria to compel multi national companies to invest at least 2% of their protis to sports development in Nigeria .
Adams however stated that the new Under 20 competition will include tens from all the states of Yorubaland , unlike the under 13 competition which only consisted of teams from only Lagos State .
It was a thrilling and exciting football match late on Friday evening as the Mauri Fedders won in each halves of the game to the surprise of their host .
A total of thirty two teams participated in the 2017 edition of football competition , which started eight years ago as parts of the activities of the Gani Adams Foundation .
The first half was heading for a stalemate , when one of the Agege team players latched on to a loose ball , which went to the bottom of the net through the right pole .
The Agege team maintained their lead , though with little or no pressure fro their host , who had done remarkably well in the course of the competition .
The second half started brighly as both teams threatened each others goal but it appeared that the game would end with just a single goal until on of the players of the Agege team was sent off for a second bookable offence .
The sending off did no harm to the Agege boys as they increased the goal tally by another goal and therefore became the 2017 winner of the Gani Adams Under 13 competition
Adams , while speaking shortly after presetting cheques of N100,000 , N70,000 and N50,000 to the winners , runners up and the third place winners respectively , bemoaned the state of the National Stadium Surulere .
Adams said “We started this competition in 2009 . Our target is to discover talents .We want to catch them young and build confidence in the young players . We want to produce the new sets of Ronaldo , Pele , Okocha and other great stars .”
The sponsor of the competition also said “It is saddening that the National Stadium , Surulere has been abandoned and neglected by the Fedreal Government . It is unfortunate that our government do not know the importance of sports .”
He called on the Federal Government to “formulate a policy that will compel multinational companies to invest at least 2% of their income to sports development in Nigeria .