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Mayoress Cup 2023 - A Grand Celebration of Community Unity

Uniting Communities through Football Frenzy!

November 5, 2023

The Maiden Edition of the Mayoress Cup 2023, was concluded in style today at Expressway Primary School, Ikosi. This competition symbolized the culmination of an exciting and fiercely contested football tournament. The final match saw Ward D (Orile Ikosi) pitted against Ward E (Orile Ketu) in a thrilling battle of skills, teamwork, and determination.

The Chief Host of the tournament,Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, who is also the Mayoress of Ikosi Isheri LCDA, addressed the press after the tournament and expressed her satisfaction with the event's success. She highlighted the tournament's significance in uniting the community's youth at the grassroots level and assured the public of more such programs to foster peaceful coexistence among the community's youths.

Among the prominent personalities in attendance were:

1. Honorable Commissioner for information and strategy Lagos State, Hon Gbenga Omotosho (ably represented by Mr Kayode Oyekanmi Director of Strategy Centre, Lagos state ministry of information and strategy )

2. Hon Femi Saheed (Member LAHA KSF 2)

3. APC Lagos State Secretary, Hon Adeola Jokomba

4. APC Lagos State Youth Leader, Dr. Seriki Muritala

5. SSA to the governor of Lagos State on Sport, Hon Damilare Orimoloye

6. Hon Yinka Ogunleye (deputy Mayor)

7. Coach Chinedu (manager of Super Eagle Striker, Victor Osihmen)

8. Alh Akeem Osho

9. Hon Toyin Balogun

10. Hon Nollah

11. Coach Ayinde (leader of Kosofe LGA coach council)

12. Leader of the legislative arms, Hon Yunusa Salami

13. APC Ikosi Isheri LGA youth leader, Alh Ahmed Idowu,

14 Nulge team Ikosi Isheri LCDA, among several others

The final match was fiercely contested, with Ward E (Orile Ketu) emerging as the winner of the Mayoress Cup 2023, while Ward D (Orile Ikosi) took the 1st Runner-up position. The Mayoress FC secured the third-place position.

Several awards were also presented to individuals and teams in various categories:

1. Fair Play Award - Shangisha Magodo (Ward B)

2. Best Defender - Alausa Qudus (Ward C)

3. Best Goalkeeper - Rasaq Kehinde (Mayoress FC)

4. Highest Goal Scorer - Dolapo Abdusalam (Ward E)

5. Best Player of the Tournament - Dolapo Abdusalam (Ward E)

6. Best Coach - Prince Richard

The Mayoress Cup 2023 not only showcased exceptional football talent but also served as a platform for community cohesion and unity. The event's success reflects the dedication of the community to promote peaceful coexistence among its youth, and it undoubtedly left a lasting impression on all who attended.

®Lagos Community News Review 


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