Lagos - Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has again
scored, though not against an opponent but in giving back to the society for
the development of grassroot women’s football.
The final of the second edition of the Oshoala U17 football
competition holds on Boxing Day after stiff competition on the road to the
The annual competition, which is in its second edition has
grown in number of participating clubs, from four teams in the maiden edition,
to 14 clubs in the second edition.
Speaking in Lagos, Oshoala said her passion for grassroot
development is the drive behind the competition.
“The tournament is for the girls to come play and enjoy
themselves,” said the Arsenal forward.
“As a graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic, I want to girls
to know that you can play football and still go to school, because football and
education should go hand-in-hand.”
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Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, said
going forward, the state will fully support the competition.
Price money for the winner has now been doubled from N100
000 to N200 000, while the first runner up will get N140 000 and the third
place team will earn N100 000, thanks to Tinubu who raid the figure to further
encourage participating teams.
FC Robo won the first edition.
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