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Kanu Owned Club Zoom Into Federation Cup Round Of 32

Kanu Owned Club Zoom Into Federation Cup Round Of 32

–Papilo FC shock Gombe United 3-2 in Makurdi
By Sab Osuji:

Papilo Academy football club of Owerri have continued in the upsets that characterize the 2015 Federation Cup competition following a 3-2 defeat of Nigeria National League side, Gombe United, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


In a round of 64 fixture in Makurdi on Thursday, Papilo Academy, solely funded by former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, edged out Gombe United 3-2 in a thrilling clash.

The victory thus lifts the club to the round of 32 and an elated Nwankwo Kanu told Completesportsnigeria.com he was pleased with the team's performance.

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"We have a football academy, we also have a club all in one and for us, its one way we hope to create a platform for youngsters to hone their talents.

"We want to get these boys off the streets and provide an enabling environment for them to make a career for themselves and we're happy this is yielding results if you check the number of youngsters who have made it from here to national u-17 and Flying Eagles, even in Europe," the former Arsenal striker said.

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