All Stars International FC of Abuja has emerged champion of the maiden edition of the All-Stars Invitational Football Tournament in Abuja yesterday.
The final match which was decided at the Goal Project pitch, Package B of the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja saw the highly contested game ended goalless after regulation time.
All Stars International FC of Abuja’ goalkeeper, Vincent Ivoke was voted Man of the match after saving a penalty before his team Desmond Ikwuje converted from the spot to sealed the victory for the Abuja based club.
In the third place, Corporate Kickers Sports Club (CKSC) edged Capital Sportif FC 2-0 to picked the bronze medal in grand style.
The tournament which was in league format the champions smiled home with N250, 000 while the runner-up won N150,000 as the third position pocketed N100,000.
Speaking after the finals, the president of All Stars International FC of Abuja, Richmier Ogbogu, said that the tournament was aimed at bringing teams together to promote peace and fair play among the participating clubs adding that more clubs would be admitted in the second edition.
“This is first time we will be having all the team together for a tournament like this which is aimed at promoting peace and fair play among us, our team is still capable of winning the tournament despite losing the first match,” he said.
In the same vein, Golden Guinea Breweries PLC has stated that they are out to support the development of grassroots sports and the national teams across the county.
The Co-Investor, Chief Oke Ezenwa, who was represented by Daniel Oniko while speaking to newsmen said that the company who were the headline sponsor of the tournament, said they are happy to identify with the organization of the competition.
“We are currently finalizing plans to with the sports ministry and the NFF to support the Golden Eagles, Flying Eagles up to Super Eagles. We are also happy with the organisation of the All-Star tournament and our door remains open for more partnerships going forward” he concluded.