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Celebrities seek more Copa tournaments

17 December 2012, 13:02

Lagos - Ace Comedian, Ali Baba has called on the country’s entrepreneurs to sponsor more Copa Beach Soccer tournaments.

Ali Baba made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, at the Eko Atlantic beach venue of the just-concluded 2012 edition.

Lauding the organisers for the "good show",  the comedian said that with more sponsorship, more teams could be invited to feature in the tournament.

"The organisers have really done well but they will need more support to organise a bigger show.

"They have done marvellously well; it’s a commendable effort."

Meanwhile, Mutiu Adepoju, a former Super Eagles midfielder, told NAN that the 2012 edition of the tournament was better-packaged.

"They have done well. Ii was here last year and their consistency is yielding the desired results for them.

"The side attractions they brought into this year’s edition have made it to stand out from last year’s edition.

"We should have more events like this. I am sure that with more sponsors it would be better," Adepoju said.

NAN reports that a celebrities match featuring former Super Eagles players and Nollywood artistes  ended 5-3 in favour of the Eagles.

The match was part of the activities lined up for the closing ceremony of the 2012 Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament.



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