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Etisalat Splashes N5.5m On U-15 School Cup

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuike Chukwu
Lagos – Etisalat Nigeria has earmarked N5.5 million for its ongoing U-15 football tournament in Lagos.
The eight teams that qualified for the finals of the third edition of the School Cup have begun their quest for the tournament’s grand prize at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos State.

The quarter-finalists include Socrates Secondary School, Ilorin; Sultan Bello Secondary School, Sokoto; Niger College, Benin; FOSLA Academy, Abuja; Asegun Comprehensive Secondary School, Ibadan; New Layout Secondary School, Enugu; General Hassan Usman Kastina Unity College, Bauchi; and West Itam Secondary School, Itu, Akwa Ibom.

According to the Director, Brand and Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye, “The key objective is to connect and unite football lovers from different parts of the country using the universal language of football. For us at Etisalat, football goes beyond winning goals; it is all about the friendship and connection it brings. It is also a good platform to teach these students life values such as team work, discipline, tolerance and sportsmanship.”

The national champion of the 2016 edition will receive the Champions Trophy and a cash prize of N2 million educational award, while its players (18 of them) will go home with N50,000 each. The second-placed team will go home with N1 million with the players pocketing extra N30,000 each while the third-place winner will have the sum of N750,000.00 for its efforts with its players receiving N20,000.00 each.