SGFC Athletics Clinch Maiden Edition Of Evolution Cup

SGFC Athletics have emerged the champions of the maiden edition of Evolution Cup after defeating Beyond Limits in the final 5-4 on penalties.

The final of the NLO pre-season invitational tournament played on Saturday at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne saw a display of soccer artistry at its best.

Beyond Limits drew the first blood in the game when Dimeji Dada fired them to the lead with a sublime strike in the 32nd minutes.

It was all Beyond Limits affairs in the first half as they dictate the pace of the game from end to end- even as they failed to make most of their chances.

The SGFC boys would have their goalkeeper, Sdoje Daniel thanked as he stood between the sticks, saving them a lot of damages

SGFC regained their hope in the game when their second half substitute, Hyginus Wisdom scored in the 46th minutes to give them a leveler.

The game would later be stretched to the spot kicks after a 1-1 draw in the regulation time.

The final event was witnessed by the Chief operating officer(COO) of NLO, Shola Ogunnowo and Agboola Akanji, CEO of Alphakay International Sports who were among the six recipients of awards of excellence.

Speaking at the final, the Project Strategist, Olatoye Olawale expressed satisfaction with the level of the team’s performances, saying the tourney has been fulfilling in its essence.

“We are really pleased with the performances of the 10 teams that participated in this tournament. It’s really gratifying to know that the competiton has availed the clubs the opportunity to know how best they can further prepare their teams ahead of the season,” he said.

While the winners of the championship received a whooping sum of N300,000, the runners-up also smiled home with N200,000.

The tournament, sponsored by Alphakay International Sports and packaged by Sportsflames communication featured Abraysports FC, Right2Win FC, Olansile FC, Hammola International FC and Beyond Limits.

Other teams are Rolly FC, Magic Stars FC, Olukismet FC, Ilaji FC and champions SGFC Athletics.

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