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Smart City FC thanks Lagos State Government for support

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The Media Officer of Lagos-based Smart City FC, Olakunle Fashola, has showered encomiums on the Lagos State Government for the support to the club at the ongoing AITEO Cup.

Fashola told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the Lagos State Government had been supportive in their campaign at the 2019 AITEO Cup.

NAN reports that the Lagos-based academy club has been the revelation of the oldest cup competition with imperious form defeating big clubs.

The non-league playing side was able to outscore the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and four-time winners of the competition in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2014, The Peoples Elephant or Enyimba FC of Aba 3-2 in the round of 64.

The academy club also went on to send Shooting Stars of Ibadan packing from the competition on Sunday via penalty after the a goalless draw.

Fashola told NAN that the Lagos State Government had been helpful in providing logistics support to the team, adding that the club would return the gesture with good results.

“We are grateful to the Lagos State Government for its support and we are so happy to have such support from the government.
“The support is in form of motivating our players and also providing training kits to make sure that we are comfortable.

“The state government also provided some logistics support, training kits and others. We are using the Agege Stadium as our training ground.

“Our target now is to win the AITEO Cup because we are fired up for that in order to appreciate the government and also make our fans happy,” he said.

In the same vein, the Media Officer of Lagos-based MFM FC, Olawale Quadri tipped the modest club for greater success in the 2019 AITEO Cup.

“The club is a great club, when we faced them last year at the finals of the Lagos AITEO Cup, we saw the stuff that they are made of.

“I know that they will do well in the competition after they beat our own conqueror Box to Box FC and went on to win the Lagos AITEO Cup this year,” he said.

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