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Wotutu-Ewongo Football Tourney: Lions Of Wotutu Crowned Champions

Champions Lions Of Wotutu

The first edition of the Wotutu-Ewongo Football Tournament organised by Edwin Eselem ended with Lions of Wotutu crowned champions.

The final that took place at the Catholic School Field in Wotutu on Sunday, August 29 saw hundreds of football lovers answering present to watch the cracker.

With the players of the two finalists (Sunshine FC and Lions of Wotutu FC) showcasing their talent, the tough encounter ended 1-1 after regular playing time as both sides had to settle on penalty shootouts to see who is going to carry the day.

At the end of the shootouts, Sunshine FC failed to shine as the Lions of Wotutu FC roar with a 4-1 victory to be crowned champions of this great football jamboree.

Organiser Edwin Eselem handing over trophy to Lions of Wotutu FC skipper

The Wotutu-Ewongo Football Tournament that started on Saturday, July 25 had eight teams taking part. These are Oneen Oneen FC, Royal Veteran FC, Alpha FC, Sunshine FC, Lions of Wotutu, Success FC, The Last Boys FC and Tecimetion FC

Quizzed on why the organisation of the football jamboree in Wotutu, Bonjongo Court Area, the organiser Edwin Eselem said it is to give hope to the youths.

Hear him:”#WotututotheWorld is to give hope to the youths of Wotutu especially after a period marked by the pandemic of COVID-19 which lingers on and the downtime created by the social-political crisis in this part of the country. Let’s keep the faith.”

Meanwhile, at the end of the final, the organiser promised to make the football jamboree an annual event. He also goes further to say, that “the biggest winner of the tournament is the Wotutu community”.

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