Lupe leads premier soccer division
The Lupe ole Soaga premier men's team has shot to the top of the division after overwhelming Lion of Judah FC in the league's first-round final.
The boys in green from Magiagi were unstoppable in their attack and defeated their rivals 5-2 in what was a one-sided affair in favor of Lupe ole Soaga.
Paul Matamu of Lupe ole Soaga said in an interview that his team trained very hard throughout the season and that he is immensely proud of his team's performance in the final.
"We're very happy with how this season turned out for us. Firstly we want to thank God for giving us the strength to complete all our matches, especially the final,” said Matamu.
“We've finished this year on a high and we're still undefeated with no losses and one draw. “These boys worked hard and trained hard, and the end result of today's finale speaks volumes of their commitment and 120 effort each week at practice.”
Matamu said they didn’t estimate their opponents as they knew that the Lion of Judah FC had only got promoted to the top division.
“We never under-estimated our opponent because we knew that Lion of Judah FC got promoted from the Men's A Division category to the Premiership this year after their exceptional performance and results from last year's senior league.”
And they have taken the game to what Matamu says were stronger teams in the division.
“They have continued to surprise well-known and strong teams this year.
“Therefore, they posed a great threat to our boys, but we expected a very tough game and I'm glad we got the win.”
Lupe ole Soaga is preparing for the second round of the National Premier Men's League which is set to start in the next two weeks according to Matamu.
"There is still a lot more at stake and to play for as the second round of the competition is just around the corner, we must remain steadfast in defending the number one spot,” he said.
“Claiming the title for the second round of the tournament is what we're aiming for so we're keeping up with our preparations every week to ensure that we're well prepared when the competition kicks off.”