Sponsoring grassroots sports our priority – WGB
On Friday, 5th January, 2018 at the Palace of Ologba of Ogbaland, Ogba Ashade, Agege, Sarafina FC defeated Unique FC of Agege 3-1 to reclaim the Renew WGB Elephant Cup.
The defending champion went two goals ahead within the first fifteen minutes before Unique FC substitute player pulled one back in first half of the game.
In the second half, Unique FC continue the pressure to level the game but Sarafina FC later scored one more to seal the victory.
The most exciting part of the day is the novelty match played earlier by Team Small Doctor and Team Sly which ended 2-2. That features top Nigerian Artistes and Football stars ranging from Super Eagles and FC UFA of Russia star, Sylvester Emeka Igbohun’s team which include, Haruna Lukman and Gbolahan Salami. While top Nigeria musicians Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Junior Boy joined Small Doctor team.
The 20th edition of the football tournament witnessed by mammoth crowd where live performance from various artistes, comedians, DJ Horpse and other special attractions as well as full security by Nigerian Army.
Addressing journalists at the venue, the Assistant General Manager (Marketing), Winners Golden Bet (WGB), Mrs Popoola Patricia, said the company priority is grassroots sports “at WGB, we are actually supporting grassroots sports and we are also grooming future champions, with time you will find out Nigeria will be having champions through this type of programs” she noted.
According to her “we love this environment because they bet on our platform and this is the best way we can give back to them which you can see they are very happy”.
She explained further that WGB have been sponsoring Lagos FA Cup since they came on board till date.
Also speaking in same vein, member, representing Agege constituency ll and Chairman, Agege Local Government, Hon. Yinka Ogundimu and Hon. Ganiu Egunjobi in their respective comments said youths empowerments through sports are on their agenda.
Dignitaries at the event include, Special Adviser to the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Richard Osungboye; Secretary to the Local Government (SLG) Agege, Mr Gbenga Abiola, Assistant General Manager, Winners Golden Bet, Mr Adedeji Beecroft among others.