Our Community Newspaper Alimosho and Prince Gas Global Sport Concept have concluded arrangements to organise an interschool football competition in Alimosho.
The Chairman, Prince Gas Global Sport Concept and Coordinator of the competition, Prince Sulaimon Gbadamosi disclosed this in a recent chat with our reporter.
He explained that the month-long competition would feature both public and private secondary schools in Alimosho.
Prince GAS, as Gbadamosi is popularly called, urged fans and lovers of grassroots football to brace themselves for the competition which he said would be the “biggest interschool competition in Alimosho”.
He said, “I want our supporters and readers to watch out for this first-of-its-kind interschool competition in Alimosho.
“Prince Gas Global Sport Concept is happy to be partnering with one of the most reliable newspapers in Alimosho community, Our Community Newspaper on this laudable project.”
Meanwhile, Prince GAS has expressed delight at the success of 5th & 10th Prince GAS Cup, the last competition organised by Prince Gas Global Sport Concept.
The competition, which its final held on December 23rd, 2018, saw IJB FC defeat Future Stars FC with two goals.
Also, Fit2live Sport defeated Future Star in a penalty shootout in the U-15 category.
Furthermore, Prince GAS decried lack of support from the Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area for grassroots sport development, expressing hope that the incoming Lagos governor would turn the tide.
He said, “Basically one of the challenges we have faced several times is the inability of the local government to come to our aid in supporting the course.
“When you come to my local government, they are not in support of any grassroots sport not to talk of football.
“My Local Government Chairman, Mrs. Morenike Williams does not pitch her tent towards supporting grassroots sport in the community at all.
“I’m expecting the incoming governor in Lagos to support grassroots sport within the locality and making it mandatory for all local government chairmen.”
Prince GAS urged men and women of means within the society to support grassroots sport development, noting that sports remained a veritable tool to get the youth away from social vices.
He maintained that the football competitions organised by his organisation has continued to produce commendable results.
“We monitor most of the younger ones, most especially those who participated in the competition. We have a young lad who played in the U-15 representing Nigeria in Morocco. All I do is to inform their coaches towards blending sport and education.”
He added, “In terms of support, I appreciate individuals like Elder David Akere; my dad, who is the Onigando of Igando land, Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi; and organisations like Mr. Frut and Yoyo Bitters. They are trying their best in supporting the competition.”