Baby Rangers win Borno Peace Cup soccer tourney

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MAIDUGURI – Baby Rangers FC of Maiduguri Sunday won the maiden Borno Peace and Unity Cup competition for amateur football clubs in the .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Baby Rangers defeated the Amour FC also of Maiduguri 5-3 in the final played at the El-Kanemi Warriors Centre Maiduguri.

The match ended 1-1 at regulation time before Baby Rangers won 4-2 penalties to lift the cup.

The Chief Coach of Baby Rangers, Haruna Audu, attributed his victory to hard work and dedication, saying that “ boys deserved to the cup because they trained hard.

“It is sad that we could not at the end of the regulation time because boys had problems of anxiety, ” Audu said.

He said that he planned to keep the together for some time to enable them to blend for future competitions.

think that the boys have lots of potential, so, plan to make sure that they play together for some time for future competitions.

believe some of them have the talent to become of El-Kanemi Warriors FC in the nearest future,” Audu said.

Reacting, the Secretary, Borno Football Association, Babagoni Grema, said the competition was organised with the aim of discovering talents at the grassroots for grooming into future stars.

“The championship was organised to the return of peace in Maiduguri metropolis and to reward the youth for their efforts in keeping the peace,” Grema said.

He said 24 clubs featured in the competition which started in with the elimination stages.

think the FA has achieved the aim of organising the competition going by the large turnout of participants and .

“I appeal to individuals and corporate organisations to with by sponsoring similar competitions,” Grema said. (NAN)