9th December, 2010
Grassroots Soccer Developers Association of Nigeria GRASSDON has promised to make CÂ Woerman Youth Football Championship a national tournament in the next edition.
Managing Director of C.Woermann (Ng) Ltd, Axel Kuppe, said this after C WoermanÂ Football Club from Enugu State defeated BIG Football Club from River State 1-0 toÂ lift the trophy. The tourney was held recently at the Astro Turf of the NationalÂ Stadium.
Kuppe said that plans are underway to make it a national championship where teamsÂ will be selected from across the six geo-political zone of the country.
â€œHaving come this far, I have seen that this tournament which we started as part ofÂ our corporate social responsibility has become a breeding ground for talents. WeÂ will look at making it a national championship in the next edition,â€ he said.
The National Co-ordinator of the Body, Ossy Nwokeabia, said that the body isÂ determined to develop football at the grassroots.