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Oyo State wins 2016 Copa Coca-Cola, defeats Nike boys

The Oyo-State-based Asegun Comprehensive High School boys has won the 2016 edition of the Copa Coca-Cola tournament by defeating the National Grammar School, Nike, Enugu State, at the national final match played at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island, reports ITRealms.

The final match which ended in favour of Asegun boys on a 5-3 in a penalty shootout which took place at the weekend was witnessed by the 2016 BET Best New International Act Award winner,  ‘Falz’ as well as a surprise pitch entry by Nigeria’s Football legend, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha.

ITRealms gathered that the former Super Eagles captain came disguised as an elderly janitor [GO1] , tricking both players and the spectators into believing he was just a regular cleaner who was going about his job and simply wanted to join in the game.

Pulling a surprise with his quick moves and impeccable juggling and dribbling skills, Okocha had the young players in awe, before finally revealing himself.

Speaking of his appearance at the match, the football legend remarked that the event provided him an opportunity to give wings to the passion and aspiration of the young players, by motivating them to reach for their dreams.

 “Just like many football stars today, my football career began at the grassroots level. Today I am what I am because I had people who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to thrive. Copa Coca-Cola is doing just that, inspiring the next generations of Football players. And I am happy to be a part of a platform that is transforming grassroots football in Nigeria,” he said.

A 14-year-old Olanrewaju Fadipe, Captain of the winning team, enthused, “He is my all-time favourite, and I am still in shock that I just played with him. I will cherish the moment forever!”

Presenting the medals and trophies to the Asegun boys, the Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Adeola Adetunji congratulated them for their outstanding performances in the tournament, stating that their hardwork and team spirit earned them the victory.

The match was also graced by top officials from the Lagos State government, the National School Sports Federation (NSSF), and Senior Staff of Coca-Cola.

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Pix: 1. The winners
2. Mallam Ibrahim Mohammad, President, Nigeria School Sports Federation; Adeola Adetunji, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria; Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser to the Lagos Governor on Sports/Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC); and Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Vice-President 1, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) during the COPA Coca-Cola Grand Finale which held at Onikan Stadium last Friday.

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