Marcel Desailly Cup 2016 came to a completion at the Lizzy Sports Complex over the weekend. This was a youth competition that involved young talents from between the ages of 13 and 17. The tournament which involved 19 teams saw players from all over the country compete for medals and the coveted trophy. It was a host and win event for the Lizzy Sports F.A. as they won all 3 categories, that’s the U-17, U-15 and U-13.
In the U-13 semi-final matches, Lizzy Sports F.A. defeated Future Stars FC by 5-2. Astros FC also went on to defeat one of the tournaments favorite FC Barca Kids 1-0 in the semi- final, with Astros FC setting a final date with Lizzy Sports FA. Despite being underrated, Astros FC gave Lizzy Sports FA a tough time by scoring within the first 5 minutes of the game. The Lizzy Sports FA however showed class by maintaining their composure and winning by 4-2.
The U-15 team pulled an upset in the semifinal when they defeated Scandy FC in a penalty shootout up a final match with Ford FC. This was the second meeting in the day as both teams met in the group stages. The Lizzy FA once again did not disappoint as they won the match 2-0.
TheLizzy Sports FA U-17 team, just like their other team members did not have it easy in the semi- finals as they played a strong Cantonments FC. They however managed to pull out a win by scoring a lone goal. They went on to play March FC in the final and after a 1-1 draw at the final whistle, Lizzy Sports FA came out victorious in the penalty shoot out by winning 3-2.
We couldn’t be more proud of our boys. Congratulations!