Nigeria National League side, Ikorodu City Football Club has been crowned champions of Lagos following their victory at the final of the state 2023 FA Cup tournament.
The competition was bankrolled by BetWinnersGoldenGroup (BetWGG).
Ikorodu City defeated Smart City Football club 2-0 in an intriguing game to emerge winners of the oldest cup competition in the state.
Founded barely two years ago, Ikorodu City has now won its first major silverware while also emerging the first club from Ikorodu division to clinch FA Cup glory. The new champions who were first timers at the tournament last season were edged out in the quarterfinals by NPFL side, MFM FC. This win has now placed the Oga Boys in the annals of history as one of the clubs to clinch the prestigious Lagos FA Cup.
An attack by lanky striker, Ayomide Cole led to the first goal after the defense of Smart City were rattled into giving in to an own goal. A determined Ayomide Cole would return in the early minutes of the second half with an amazing strike to nail the fate of the opposing team.
The competition however didn’t end without players from the victorious team winning individual honors.
Skipper Sabastian Godwin was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament while his partner in defense, Uche Emmanuel won the Man of the Match award.
The side’s goalie, Victor Ogbonna who is famous for his memorable saves during the Semi Final clash was crowned Goalkeeper of the tournament.
The Ikorodu side will now be facing Crusader Football Club of Bayelsa on Wednesday, 26 April, 2023, in Owerri as they begin their Federation Cup journey. The team will also be resuming their NNL campaign on Saturday.