The Ghetto Tigers Football Club has celebrated its players and Administrators at the 4th Ghetto Tigers Awards.
The Awards which is an annual event used to celebrate outstanding players in the year was held at the Odi Olowo/Ojuwoye council hall in Mushin.
Sodiq Idera and Yaqub Shamsu won the female and male players of the year category respectively.
In other categories, Salami Eniola won the U13 player of the year, Mirza Arham emerge the winner of the Foreign player, Ogunleye Muiz won the U15 Player of the year category.
Rotimi Anjola is the U10 player of the year while Ilori Bayyan won U18 player of the year category.
The Lagos state football coaches Association, Lagos state football Association and National youth council of Nigeria among others where also celebrated.
On his part, the manager Ghetto Tigers FC, Azeez Mustapha said that the initiative of celebrating the players is to give them the taste of what professional football clubs do.
He added that the award ceremony is to motivate them to keep growing.
He said, “The initiative behind this award is very simple. You think that you watch us as a football club, you watch us grow from 2018. You see a football club that started from the scratch, literally from the scratch, from the grassroots. Which is what good football is all about. We started very small. We are still not as big as we envision ourselves to be, but I can tell you that we are no longer small.
“This awards is just to do what is going on around the world. We want to follow the path of other football clubs. We need to motivate players. You need to give them a motivation. You need to start as much as possible to give them a sense of humour. So that is why we need to initiate our players of the month, players of the year.
“We need to keep improving our football club, we need to ensure that we continue to build on the legacies that we set for ourselves. So the initiative is just for us to try as much as possible to do what our counterparts across the globe do.” he said