Vandrezzer FC on Tuesday won the 2021 Winners Golden Bet-sponsored Lagos State Challenge Cup after defeating hard fighting Box to Box FC by a lone goal.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olalekan Abdulsalam scored in the 80th minute for Vandrezzer in the match played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The Nigeria National League (NNL) side had defeated Jo Sportyme 1-0 in regulation time as well as 36 Lions FC 6-5 on penalties in the round of 16.
Vandrezzer FC, which relocated from Akwa Ibom to Lagos in the last two seasons also spanked the Messiah FC 2-0 in the quarter-finals before defeating last season’s runners up, Smart City FC, 6-2.
The Club’s Vice Chairman, Bruno Tupere, in an interview with NAN, commended the team for the historic win, adding that the next project was for the team to play in the elite league.
“We are happy for this win and kudos to the team for a good show. We started a little bit shaky, but we are more determined to win this competition.
“Our next target is to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), then try and win the FA Cup to set a date in the International club competition,” he said.
Also, Tony Bolus, Assistant Coach of Vandrezzer FC and former Chief Coach of Lagos-based MFM FC, praised the team’s fighting spirit.
“We deserved to win this cup and the team should take credit for that. The team played well and are focused on their target to win today,” he said.
NAN reports that Vandrezzer FC and Box-to-Box FC will represent Lagos State at the oldest football competition, the FA Cup, in 2022.(NAN)