Ottasolo U-15 Football tournament commenced in grand style as S. Nada trounced Bora FC 3-1 to ensure that four goals were scored in the opening fixture of the tournament.
The tournament which is sponsored and organized by the Proprietor and President of Ottasolo FC, Gabriel Davies is aimed at promoting grassroots football and the discovery of future talents to represent the National team of Nigeria.
It was a four-goal thriller in the opening match of the competition as the scanty fans at the pitch located at Ayobo area of Lagos State were entertained with good football artistry displayed by the lads.
The President of Ottasolo FC who spoke with pressmen at the post-match interview said he’s delighted with what he saw on Saturday during the match.
“I am extremely delighted with what I saw today during the match. The lads are so wonderful. I enjoyed the game and in the end, four brilliant goals were scored between the two teams,” Davies said.
“There are professional scouts on the ground to see these lads and pick those that are exceptional among them.
“This tournament aims to discover raw talents and nurture them to stardom.
“There are a lot of young talents out there but because they don’t get opportunities like this, they tend to give up their dreams of becoming a footballer.
“We want to catch them young because I see it as a way of giving back to the society that gave me the platform to become a professional football,” the president concluded.
Royal Warriors, Young Lions, Nada Bora, and Shinning Stars are among the 20 teams that will participate in the 1st edition of the Ottasolo U-15 Football Tournament.
Other teams such as Tiger Milan, Glorious FC, Bukola FC, Goro FC, CTY FC, Exodus FC, Golden Kings, Marvelous FC, Rising Stars, Rainbow FC, Stan FC, Indomitable FC, Bravo FC, Future Stars, and Useful Youth Academy make up the 20 teams.
The 1st edition of the competition will see 20 Grassroot teams in Lagos state accredited to participate in the tournament. The venue is Idowu Fadeyi Field, Ayobo.
The preliminary stage of the tournament will continue on Sunday.