Betsy Obaseki Football Tourney: FC Robo FC Crowned Champions

FC Robo of Lagos has been crowned champions of the second edition of Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT) after beating the host Edo Queens 1-0 at the weekend.

The lone goal of the match was scored in the 24th minute of the first half by Oladeti Rukayat.

In the third place match, Delta Queens defeated Nasarawa Amazons 4-2 in a penalty shootout after both teams failed to find the back of the net after 90 minutes of epic battle and 30 minutes extra-time.

The women football tournament, which is Nigeria’s only pre-season women football championship, is a brainchild of the Wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki.

The tournament themed, ‘Say No to Drugs’ is aimed at raising awareness on the adverse effects of drug abuse among youths.

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Speaking on their victory, the Head Coach of Delta Queens FC, Tosan Blackson, expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance at the tournament, hailing the facilitator for the noble initiative.

Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare commended Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy and the Edo first lady for the well-organised preseason tournament, adding, “it’s the biggest pre-season tournament in Edo State.”

Other dignitaries present at the closing ceremony included; former Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, and governors’ wives from Sokoto, Enugu, Delta, Abia, Ogun, Oyo, Taraba and Bayelsa States led by Chairperson of the Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum and First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Olabisi Fayemi.

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