P.M. News (Lagos)

19 September 2002

Nigeria: Goals Feast in Orient League

Lagos — It was goal feast last weekend as the Orient Youth Soccer competition heat up at the Volkswagen Sports Ground, Ojo.

Two of the nine matches played last weekend produced 16 goals in the U-17 category. In the first match, Grassroots Stars emerged winners in an eight-goal thriller, beating Matthew Babes 5-3, while Valentro Football Club lost 1-7 to Samba Boys. The third match produced five goals as Owerri Wounded Lions trounced A.C. Milan 4-1, while Santana Boys played a 1-1 draw with Micro-Giants, Ayetoro in the only drawn game at the weekend.

In the senior category, goals also "rained" as British Council CATS Project trashed Progressive FC of Navy Town 2-0, Jerno FC lost 1-3 to Morning Star, Awori United beat NDEC FC 3-2, while Friends United lost 0-3 to St. Charles Nnewi.

This weekend, the competition continues with British CATS meeting Leeds United, Sao Paulo FC facing Awori United, Samba Boys meeting Alaba Football Academy, Future Stars trading tackles with AC Milan and Ebenezer Babes facing Young Stars in the U-17 category.

In the senior category, Wounded Lions meet Dynamic Stars, Junsung FC face defending champions, Giwa FC, Abagana MC One FC meet Jeron FC, while Santana Boys face Santos Academy.

Meanwhile, Orient Youth Sports Association Inc. (ORYSA), organisers of Orient Youth Soccer League, are organising a female football summit.

According to Oscar E.K. Ihesiulor, ORYSA Technical Director, the summit takes place on Saturday at the association's secretariat in Orile Iganmu.

The Chief Coach of the national U-17 female soccer team, the Falconets, Mr. Effiong Ntiero, is expected to be the special guest of honour at the summit where veteran female football writers are expected to deliver papers, while club proprietors and coaches are expected to participate.

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