Excel FC wins 2021 Gabson football tournament



Excel Football club has emerged as winner of the 2021 Gabson football tournament, after defeating Zone B football club in a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Aina Abayomi also known as Pele and Chukwuma Obi otherwise known as Tallest earned the Excel team their winning goals at the final match of the tournament.
While Aina netted a goal midway into the first half, Obi who was the highest goal scorer of the tournament gave a header to put the team ahead of their opponent by two goals.
Yala Hamzat would later score the first goal for Zone B team deep into stoppage time, but a leveller was impossible before the final whistle.
Obi, the Excel team captain, said he was excited with the outcome of the match. According to him, his team came second at the last edition of the tournament.
Gabson cup which held at Isolo Township stadium lasted for two months with a total number of 16 football teams drawn from across Lagos state.
The football event holds every two years since it was initiated in 2008. This being the 7th edition, the winning team was presented with a a sum of 300,000 naira. The first runner-up also got 150,000 naira while the 2nd runner-up went home with 75,000 naira.
The organizer, Mr Gabriel Bankole, said he mooted the idea as a way of encouraging the youths who engage in sporting activities.
Bankole who was joined by eminent personalities led by the chairman of Isolo LCDA, Hon. Bayo Olasoju to watch the finals, said the event was also a way of giving back to the youths in the community where he spent his childhood days.
“I am a lover of sports and this is the area where I spent my childhood days. So basically, the tournament is a way of giving back to the community. It is also a way of reducing youth restiveness,” He said.