By Sulaiman Alao and Hanifat Mustapha:
Complete Sports have emerged as the winners of the 2017/2018 Merrybet/SWAN Cup tournament.
The 2012 champions reclaimed their trophy with a 1-0 win over TV Continental at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Friday.
Complete Sports, full of superstars like Sulaiman Alao, Julius Ojeagbase and Wale Ajose all of whom were in the triumphant 2012 team, totally overran TVC but showed the television boys some mercy by scoring just one goal.
Since one goal was enough to win anyway, the Okota Lions decided not to humiliate their opponents in the final.
The Group Managing Director of Complete Sports publishers Complete Communications Ltd and retired captain of the Okota Lions, Alhaji Mumini Alao, was very pleased after witnessing yet another successful outing from his team.
“We always win and our team particularly this year was very well prepared,” a beaming Alhaji Alao told Completesportsnigeria.com moments after the final.
“The last time we won was 2012 and five years after we’ve retrieve our trophy. The the preparation was very hard but we’ve reaped the rewards.
“We didn’t lose any game all the way to the final. In fact, before the tournament we played friendly games and did well, and that showed we were ready for the competition, so we are not surprised. We are very happy we are winning again and we thank our supporters.”
Meanwhile Unilag FM defeated The Nation 1-0 to claim third place.