By Amidu Arije
The Mulikudeen Football Club has defeated the Ifelodun Football Club to lift the first edition of Wakil cup of the Muslim Congress (TMC), Oshodi/Isolo branch.
The keenly contested match saw Ifelodun team leading and taking the centre stage in the first 30 minutes into the match and leading the game with a goal to nil.
But in the second half of the match, the Mulikudeen Football Club took over and net with an equaliser goal making the team 1-1 in the first 20 minutes into the second half.
As both teams continue to slug it out, the Mulikudeen FC made a game changer as it sealed it with another goal at the 35 minutes making it 2 goals to 1.
The team maintained the two goals as it changed its strategy to defending till the final whistle was blown which lead to its lifting the cup.
Speaking on the month-long football competition sponsored by the Wakil (President) of the TMC Oshodi/Isolo local chapter, Ustadh Yusuf Maruf, said the match is organised with the aim of promoting and developing youths’ interest in sports at the grassroots.
Maruf said it is also aimed at encouraging Muslims to take interest in football and other sporting activities in the society thereby leading to physical fitness and societal growth.
The most valuable player was handed to Muftau Abdulmajeed as Imam took the best defender of the match.
Representative of the state chapter of the TM at the event, Ustadh Idris Qasim thanked Allah for the success of the competition as he said the state will continue to support sports activities in an attempt to promote the physical fitness of its members and the society at large.