Lawal Oluwaseun, coach of Moonstar Football Club, who represented Ijebu Ode in the Gulder 5-A-Side last year, has stated that he is a sad man as his team lost out in this year’s preliminaries on Friday.
Lawal could not believe his eyes when his side played out a goalless draw against Fire 2 before finally losing 10-9 on penalties.
"I had high hopes that this year, my team will also qualify from Ijebu Ode to play in Lagos. We trained well and did all we needed to do.
"But when the game started, I realised that it won't be an easy game. When the match ended goalless, I was still confident that we were going to win.
"But it was a shock that we eventually lost 10-9. It was a dream shattered because we had planned not only to get to Lagos but to also improve on our performance in the National finals in Lagos by playing to the finals after losing in the preliminaries.
"Maybe we should start preparing for the next edition from now," Lawal said.