By Akeem Busari
After another exciting and impressive encounter against top NNL side, Gateway FC in yesterday’s pre-season game, TopPro Selected side has continued to attract attentions and plaudits from football fans, coaches and administrators.
TheTopPro side was selected from the over 600 players that took part in the TopPro Sports Management sponsored football scouting tournament recently held in Oshodi, Lagos.
Yesterday’s game against Gateway FC was thoroughly exciting, as it put the modest fans at the MKO Abiola Stadium on the edges of their seats with end to end actions. Though the match ended 2-0 in favour of the more experienced Gateway FC tutored by highly rated Hakeem Busari, many of the excited fans argued that it was not a true reflection of the game.
Speaking with journalists after the game, Coach Busari was full of praises for the young lads of TopPro Selected side for giving his NNL side a run for their money. Adding that it was, indeed, a good test match for his team.
” TopPro Selected side are very talented. The young lads gave us a very tough game and I believe that if they keep their heads and continue to work harder, their future is bright. Seriously, that game would keep us in a good stead ahead of the new NNL season,” the former gaffer of 3SC enthused.
The TopPro side whose ages range between 16-19 years. The side who are under the tutelage of Yusuf Salihu, a former ABS, Yarmalight and Sunshine coach, have so far played five matches with three victories and two losses, scoring 20 goals and conceeding 6 goals.