Ngidi scoops 2010 International Lagos Cup awards

15 May, 2020

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Stocky SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Snethemba Ngidi scooped two big awards at the end of the Lagos Youth Cup on Saturday night.

Ngidi scoops 2010 International Lagos Cup awards

Stocky SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Snethemba Ngidi scooped two big awards at the end of the Lagos Youth Cup on Saturday night.

The junior Matsatsantsa lifted the trophy after beating Ghana’s Liberty United 2-0 on Saturday night in the capital of Lagos.

The diminutive star scored six goals in all the three matches the team participated in, and won both the player of the tournament and top-goal-scorer-of-the-tournament awards.

He registered a hat-trick in the first match against Utrecht of Holland, he scored a brace against Lagos United in the second clash and was also on the score-sheet in the third encounter against Liberty FC of Ghana.

“For me the tournament was difficult because the reason we scored many goals is that we attacked a lot.

We played a lot in our opponents’ half for the entire tournament, that is why we created a lot of scoring chances,” said the attacking midfielder.

Although SuperSport won the competition, Ngidi, who turned 17 three months ago, said their opponents showed that there are organized football structures in other countries.

“The Lagos experience was exciting and we learnt a lot from the tournament.  The teams we played against, displayed some beautiful skills and tactics,” said Ngidi.

After winning the trophy, the same evening, the KwaZulu-Natal-born-lad was invited by the tournament organizers to meet the Lagos governor as a guest of honour at a glittering function.

“I was invited to meet the governor after our last game.  We talked about the 2010 FIFA World Cup that he attended and it was exciting.  He said he was convinced by how South Africa hosted the biggest event on the planet and it was successful. He stressed that the South Africans showed a lot of commitment.  He said although he was not a professional footballer, he played soccer mostly at school.

He finally encouraged me to work even harder and emphasized that he is looking forward to see me representing my country in the future,” he co