Sagamu, Yewa South Emerge Champions Of KAAF U-17, U-18 Football Tourney - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Sagamu, Yewa South Emerge Champions Of KAAF U-17, U-18 Football Tourney

R-L: Sir Keshington Adebutu, Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi presenting the N1million dummy cheque to the captain of Sagamu United on Friday. 
Seun Solomon
ABEOKUTA - Sagamu local government on Friday defeated Ijebu North-East 2-1 to emerged champions of the 2019 edition of Sir Keshington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF) male under 18 football competition. 

Sagamu curtailed the pressure from the hard fighting Ijebu North East players in the second half of the tension-soaked encounter to maintain their 2-0 lead before Rabiu Olaleye scored a consolation for the Ijebu side. 

Similarly, in the U-17 female category earlier played on the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, Yewa South defeated Ijebu-Igbo 5-4 on penalty to emerged winners.

The two sides went into penalty shootout after playing a full time 1-1 draw. 

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the finals, Sir Keshington Adebutu pledged his continuous support grassroots development through youths engagement in sports. 

"We have talents here, and this is a means through which we can encourage and build the talents. Definitely, I will support them.

"There's no other way to develop our communities and take off the youths from the streets than sports engagement. These young boys and girls are talented and the only way to encourage them is to create a platform for them where they can show their skills and God-given potentials. So, why won't I support them, of course, I will support them."

Meanwhile, Sagamu United has won a total amount of 1 million naira after emerging as the champions in Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu foundation (KAAF) U-17 male football Competition, while, Ijebu North-East being the first runner-up went home with a total of N750,000 award while Abeokuta South came third with N500,000.

In the female category, Yewa South Yewa also went home with N750,000 after beating Ijebu -North in a penalty shootout resulting in 5-4.

However, during the award presentation, Blessing Emmanuel of Ijebu -North won the Most Valuable Player award, while Lawal Taiwo won the golden boot for the highest goal scorer with a total of 8 goals in the tournament.

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