18th October, 2012
In fulfillment of its promise, MTN Plc yesterday doled out N12.9million to successive teams in the season five of the MTN Lagos Street Soccer Championship.
At the presentation ceremony held in Lagos yesterday, MTN’s Mass Market Manager, Innocent Oboh said, the company was willing to support youths to fulfill their dreams, adding that they would continue to support youth in their quest to soar high in lives.
The four teams that played in the final shared N11million while the women teams rewarded with the sum of N1.95million.
Oboh lauded the teams for their scintillating performance during the tournament.He disclosed that that 900 teams featured in this year’s which surpassed the previous editions.
He however, charged the players to continue to work hard, while pledging the company’s commitment to the competition, which he said has become a rallying point for budding football stars in the country.
“One of the ways to get to the grassroots is to give the young Nigerians the opportunity to get to the top and for us at MTN, we want the people to realize their dream at all times. What we are doing today is to fulfill our promise because of what MTN stands for and we hope this will take you to the next level in your career,” Oboh charged the teams during the presentation ceremony held in Lagos.
After aiming three attempts at winning the tournament, Koilo Street of Lagos Island beat Ajao Jimoh Street of Igando LCDA 1-0 to claim the star prize of N5million.
Runner’s up, Ajao Jimoh got N3million for their efforts while the third and fourth placed teams got N2million and N1million respectively.
For the women event, Go4goals won the tournament to get N1million, while Gaskiya who finished as runners up got N500, 000. The third and fourth placed teams got N300, 000 and N150, 000 respectively.