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Defending Champions Of NPFL/Laliga U-15, Katsina United, Wins 2021 Edition




 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Defending Champions, Kastina United has again won the 2021 edition of the Nigeria professional Football League NPFL Clubs/ Spanish Laliga U-15 Tournament played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Sports Stadium Enugu, South- East Nigeria.

African Examiner Sports  report that the Kastina boys emerged victorious on Sunday after humbling their opponent, and second placed team, Warri Wolves 4- 2 in a penalty shootout after they had played 1-1 draw during the 90 minutes regular time in the final match of the competition.

The Tournament which lasted two weeks, begun three seasons ago, under a partnership between Spanish Laliga and League Managment Company of Nigeria, (LMC), organizers of the NPFL, and is aimed at unearthing young soccer talents across Nigeria.

A total of 16 clubs from the NPFL participated in this year’s edition which was witnessed by top officials of both NPFL and the nation’s football governing body, Nigeria Football Federation NFF.

In a brief  interview with Sports Journalist at the end of the final encounter, Technical Director of the national team, Austin Eguavon, expressed satisfaction with the soccer artistry displayed by the boys during the games.



He said the Championship was fantastic. “the games were very entertaining, and am also very pleased with the organization”, adding that the competition would assist in fishing out hidden talents that will replace our aging players in the nearest future.

The Ex- Super Eagles Coach, however, advocated the establishment of U-13,  and  16 by the NPFL Clubs, saying it will also help in the development of the nation’s football.

 Also speaking, ex- international and Laliga Ambassador, Mutio Adepoju, said the boys really proved themselves.

“The game was fantastic, and am really impressed with the display by the players from various clubs that participated.

“Although, there may be areas  for improvement, which is a normal  in human life, but the truth remains  that the competition was ok” he stated.


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