Lagos - The maiden edition of the Asisat Oshoala football
tournament is set to kick off on Tuesday in Lagos.
The tournament which is sponsored by the BBC Women's
Footballer of the Year in 2015 will see 24 teams in Lagos jostle for cash prize
and a trophy.
The tourney will take center stage at Bishop Aggey field in
Mushin from the 23rd to 27th of February.
And the Super Falcons star is excited to but the event
together with the aim of taking young girls off the street.
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"it’s all about giving back to the society and the
community were i started football from , we need to develop the game of
football from grassroot, that’s why am organising the Asisat Oshoala football
tourney basically for young ladies,” says asisat oshola.
“We need to get the kids off the street, get the ladies out
of the street and off prostitution, all of us won’t play football but the
football tourney is a week-long event and it’s not gonna be about football alone
we shall have time to talk and educate ourselves too. That is sports and
FC Robo Ladies, FC phoenix Queens, Royal Toms, COD Ladies,
Kadesh Ladies and Tokas Queens are some of the teams that will compete in the
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