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Water FC President, Makanjuola celebrates property guru, Fatimilehin 70th birthday with a football match

The President and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Water FC of Abuja, Nureni Makanjuola on Sunday organized a football match to celebrate property guru, Chief Gboyega Fatimilehin 70th birthday.

The match saw his team, Water FC take on NLO side, City FC in the football match at the Apo Dutse playing pitch. Though the match ended 0-3 in favour of the away side.

Speaking after the match on the need for the birthday celebration, MK as he is fondly called stated that the property guru has done so much for him and other people around him to deserve to be celebrated. 

"I really appreciate him because he is a man worthy of celebration. He has been a blessing to so many people in this country, with hundreds of persons under the employment of his company.

"We are celebrating his 70 year birthday; it is not easy to attain that age. It is the age majority of us are praying to attain; in goodness, in wealth, in riches and in every good thing.

"He has been a big blessing to me; He is the owner and founder of the Covenant Garden estate where I have my house and where our club, Water fc is domiciled. He has been a blessing to us in this estate making life very comfortable for us. This is why I have to celebrate him,"

Meanwhile, speaking specifically on the match played , Makanjuola gave some advice to the players, urging them to be disciplined and be focused if they want to have a successful career.

Makanjuola said a player or a sports man or woman who embraces the Ds namely Discipline, Determination and Dedication will not only have a good career but will succeed even after his sporting days. 

Water FC President, Makanjuola celebrates property guru, Fatimilehin 70th birthday with a football match

"Discipline is the bedrock of whatever you want to be and achieve in life. As a father, you have to be responsible, disciplined and focused even as a player or sports man or woman. Some players engage in all sorts of negative things but you shouldn't go with the crowd, you have to be distinct and let people know you for whom you are. 

"So, I'm imploring them (the players) to embrace the three Ds; Discipline, Determination and Dedication. If they do, they will go a long way in their careers and will be successful. 

And despite his team 0-3 loss to City FC, Makanjuola said he would continue to expose his players to tough opposition so they can continue to grow in confidence. He added that his boys have picked a lot of positives from City FC and will continue to improve without losing focus. 

"They (City FC) are playing League (NLO), we are not, but that should not be an excuse. We are just grooming a new set of players in Water FC.

"We have exposed our players to different challenges and they are learning fast. We know City FC is a good team and that is why we invited them. Losing to them is not a big deal but a learning curve for us; the technical crew and the players," the Water FC boss said.

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