Out of the 18 man team list of Eko Football Festival team that was released on Sunday, 4th of November 2012, two players from the newly promoted Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Bolowotan Fc, Ochuko Jacob and Shola Bussa finally made the 18 man team that will be trading tackles for Eko Football Festival team in the 18th National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012, Quadry Olawale media officer of the Oga Boys informed Felele247.com.
The two young chaps contributed to the success of the Ikorodu based team last season in the National-wide League as they helped the team gained promotion to the second cadre of the Nigeria League for the first time in the club history.
The goal poacher Ochuko Jacob whose scoring spree for Bolowotan last season earned him a shirt in the Eko festival team says, “It is a great privilege to be part of Eko football team, after series of screening exercised.
“We are the selected few, the coaching crew and other technical members solemnly believed in us that we can win gold in the football category, and I promise to keep scoring goals, and give my best for the team”. Ochuko said.
The power-packed defensive Midfielder, Shola Bussa whose defensive ability has got him a place in the Eko football team said, “Making the final 18 man team that will represent Lagos State in the forth coming National Sport Festival is like a dream come through for me at this moment, I will continue to put in more effort so that at the end of the day we can make Lagosian proud.”
Both players lauded the effort of the Lagos State Government and the organizers of the Eko 2012 for given them such a rare opportunity.