Balanga United Football Club were crowned champions of the 5th edition of Adamu Yola Cup tournament after they defeated Bare City 2-0 at the Billiri Township Stadium on Wednesday.
Both teams tried to outwit themselves while trying to take their chances during the game.
Bare City had the better of the early incursions as they dominated play in the opening 20 minutes missing several scoring chances. They were eventually punished for their profligacy.
Striker Doslam Dawi was star man of the game as his goalscoring skills was a delight to close to 3000 fans that watched the epic final.
Balanga United in the second half, dominated play and deservedly scored through Dawi’s brace.
The end result saw the Balanga United team winning the match 2-0, then claiming the trophy of the 5th edition of the Adamu Yola Cup.
Meanwhile, in the third place, All Stars walloped Balanga LGA 7-0.
For winning the tournament, Balanga United were rewarded with the sum of Four hundred and fifty thousand naira (N450,000). Second placed team Bare City got Three hundred thousand naira (N300,000), while third placed All Stars received One hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150,000).
Bute, Dawi sweep Adamu Yola Cup individual awards
The duo of All Stars and Balanga United strikers, Michael Bute and Boslam Dawi bagged individual awards at the 5th edition of the Adamu Yola Cup held in Gombe South.
Bare City lost the final of the Adamu Yola Cup 2-0 to Balanga United at Billiri Township Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Bute and Dawi swept the players’ award in different categories after their impressive performances at the just concluded event.
Michael Bute who played a vital role for his team scored four goals and created two assists. That performance won the tourney’s top scorer gong.
Boslam Dawi’s superb form upfront for Balanga United played a major part for his team’s quest to winning the 65-team grassroots competition.
The striker was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament ahead of Bute and Bare City’s Jacob John.