Ablaze FC beats Abuja Sporting Dreams to win Bayern Youth Cup
Fans troop out to see the Bundesliga Trophy
Ablaze FC of Lagos at the weekend defeated Sporting Dreams of Abuja 1-0 to win the FC Bayern Youth Cup in a tightly contested final in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The game held at Aduvie International School witnessed a large turnout by participating teams and spectators alike who came out in their numbers to support the youngsters.
At the end of the competition, 10 players were selected from six teams to form the team that would represent Nigeria in the world finals in Munich, Germany come May 2018.
Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Justin Zhang hailed the tenacity of the boys, who defied the blazing heat to battle for the top spot in the keenly contested competition.
According to Zhang, “StarTimes is proud to be a part of the competition and it makes us pleased to be supporting the dreams and aspirations of these players to play international football.”
Also speaking, the Country Director, VOE Foundation, Victor Edeh commended all the teams in the competition, noting that it was now time for the selected players to buckle up and prepare to face other winners from various parts of the world.
As part of activities to mark the Youth Cup competition, fans, supporters and followers of FC Bayern and lovers of German football came out to see the Bundesliga trophy, which was on display at the venue of the competition for the first time in Nigeria.
The next phase of the competition will be in Germany in May, when seven teams drawn from Asia, Europe and America will all converge at Bayern Munich to battle for the world trophy.
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