The maiden Lagos City Cup 2023 event kicked off on Saturday, 1 July, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos State.
It is a one-of-a-kind four-day tournament aimed at discovering new talent to be signed and further their football careers in Spain.
Below, GoalBallLive readers can catch the press conference held at the tournament venue and listen to what the organisers from Spain had to say about the Lagos City Cup.
🎞 PRESSER 🗞
Highlight📺 from the @LagosCityCup press conference was held yesterday, at the prestigious MJ Arena, Onikan.
— Lagos City Cup (@LagosCityCup) July 1, 2023
A total of 19 goals were scored on Matchday 1 with impressive performances that thrilled the scouts sent from FC Barcelona and Atletic Sant Just.
2023 @LagosCityCup Top 5 Goals:
Talents no be our problem for Nigeria, see cr@zy goals wey the boys scored yesterday.
The Spanish scouts at the Talent Hunt have commended the players impressive performance. pic.twitter.com/giMNVmGX2X
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) July 2, 2023
Some players have started showcasing what they're capable of, scoring brilliant goals and putting in impressive performances, drawing praise from Nigerian football fans who watched the games.
We're optimistic the tournament will yield positive transfer business for the players and boost Lagos football.
Action from opening day of the @LagosCityCup.
Many of the youngsters have mightily impressed the scouts from Spain Pep Palacios (@AtleticSantJust) and Moussa Kone (@FCBarcelona).#LagosCityATSJCup23#BarcelonaxlXIkoroduCityFC pic.twitter.com/6YFvnEAUlI
— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) July 1, 2023
Lagos City Cup Matchday 1 results
Box 2 Box 0-0 Dominion Hotspurs
Baraka 0-1 Ikorodu City FC
Dannaz 0-2 Joy Cometh
36 Lions 1-1 Kifa
Prince Kazeem Eletu 2-1 FC Middlewell
Collins Edwin 1-2 G12
Future Pro 3-3 Lekki United
Smart City 1-1 Bethel
The second Matchday begins on 2 July at the same venue, which will produce more thrills and excitement for the organisers and fans as we expect a glut of goals.
Lagos City Cup Matchday 2 fixtures
Box 2 Box vs Prince Eletu Kazeem
Baraka vs Collins Edwin
Dannaz vs Future Pro
36 Lions vs Smart City
Dominion Hotspurs vs FC Middlewell
Ikorodu City vs G12
Joy Cometh vs Lekki United
Kifa vs Bethel
If you're around Lagos, you can catch up with the live action at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago