The medium edition of the GS Magna Future Stars scouting programme is living up to its billing has talented young players displayed their God given talents.
The Under-19 and Under-16 Youths Tournament kicked off on Monday, 21 February, 2022 at the Lagacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere with eight clubs in the Under-19 category and six teams are in the Under-16 category.
With two matches already played in the Under-19 category group games; Box2box Football Club leads group A, while 36 Lions Football Club and Dominion Hotspur FC with 4 points each are both topping Group B.
Box2box FC in Monday’s first match of the day defeated FC Bethel by 2 unreplied goals, while Broad City football club beat Smart City football club by 4 goals to one in group A.
Playing in group B 36 Lion FC played out a 2 all draw with Dominion Hotspur FC and Team 360 also drew with Utility Sports club 1 all.
The second round of group matches on Tuesday saw FC Bethel bouncing back defeating Broad City FC by a lone goal while Box2box FC were held to a scoreless draw by Smart City FC.
With this results Box2box FC leads group A with 4 points while Broad City FC and FC Bethel are joint second with 3 points each, Smart City FC are last with 1 point.
In group B 36 Lion FC and Dominion Hotspur FC are on 4 points each after defeating Team 360 FC and Utility Sports club respectively by a lone goal.
While Team 360 and Utility Sports have 1 point each.
With the last group of matches billed for Thursday soccer fans are in for an exciting and entertaining football because the two groups are still very much
open techincally because only the group winners will played the final match on Friday.
Meanwhile as the under-19 boys take a breather on Wednesday, the under-16 teams will take the pitch with Dominion Hotspur U-16 taking on South West Selected in the first match of the day.
Team 360 U-16 will slug it out with Box2box Boys while 36 Lion boys and
HaaSports Academy conclude wednesday games.
Speaking after the second round of fixtures, Tobi Alabi expressed satisfaction with what he has seen so far, saying Nigeria has a lot of talented and young footballers that with right management can compete in any league across the globe.
He said he is looking forward to see the under 16 teams.
“With what I have seen on display at the under 19 category, I can’t what to see what is on offer in the U16 category “. He concluded.