The Future Eagles U-15 Category Trophy tournament promoted by Zenith Bank in partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has ended with team South East beating Northwest 5-2 at the Agege Stadium.
Business Hilights recalls that few months ago, the bank also sponsored Nigerian Female Basketball championship in Lagos which was won by Team First Bank.
The Most Valuable player and highest goals scorer of the competition, Divine Nwachukwu scored a hat trick to help his team to victory. The other goals came from the boots of Franklin Eneh and Oluebube Oguduba. Saifulahi Ibrahim scored the two goals for North West.
Speaking after the final match, NFF’s First Vice President, Seyi Akinwumi, who is the coordinator of the championship, said, “We decided to name them the future Eagles because that is the aim of the competition
He said “We decided to name them the future Eagles because that is the aim of the competition.
“The kids have shown that they have potential and all we have to do is to monitor them by bringing them to camp. The only thing lacking is exposure and we can only do that by working with them alongside some great coaches.
“We are going to monitor their career and academics, anyone found wanting in any of the two will be drop and others will take their place.”
In his remarks, Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo congratulated the champions and assured that “We are not going to relent on what we are doing now by investing in grassroots football. It is obvious the future of Nigeria football is in the kids and I want to say a big congratulation to all the participating teams”.