ARS: Lagos boys, girls qualify for National Finals


Lagos State teams have qualified for the National Finals of the Season 5 Airtel Rising Stars following the victories of the boys’ and girls’ teams over their respective opponents at the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday.

In the first match of the day, where the Lagos girls took on their Oyo State counterparts, Team Lagos won 2-0 with goals coming from Angela Mosindi and Ayomide Innocent.

In the boys’ game, Team Lagos defeated Team Osun 5-3 on penalties after both sides had played a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Team Oyo, however, won the third-place
match in the boys’ event when they thrashed Team Ekiti 6-0. Oyebode Hassan, who scored four of the goals, was a regular tormentor of the opponents as he kept the goalkeeper busy throughout the encounter.

Team Osun also had something to smile about as their girls defeated Team Ondo 7-6 on penalties after they had played 2-2 in regulation time on Saturday.

Ex-Super Eagles international and ARS technical adviser, Mutiu Adepoju, Airtel Nigeria Zonal Business Manager, Akin Adebisi; Regional Operations Director, Lagos, Oladokun Oye; and Regional Human Resources Manager, Lagos, Abimbola Shopeju, were present at the Lagos Regional Championship finals.