2023 JOF U13 Football Tourney: Sponsors table N1.4m for last four teams


Picture above shows Finance Director of JOF Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Adline Ogunfidodo Presenting the championship trophy to a representative of Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association.

Sponsors of the 4th edition of the annual JOF U-13 football tournament has announced that the sum of N1.4 million will be won in the finals of the championship.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday, 4th, March, 2023 with 32 teams

The finals will be played on Sunday, June, 11, 2023 at the Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday at a press conference to herald the finals, Director, Strategic Support Services, JOF Nigeria Limited, Adeyinka Adetunji explained that the winner of the tournament will go home with N500,000 ( Five hundred thousand naira) while the first and second runners- up will get N400,000 and N300,000 respectively with the fourth placed team getting N200,000 in addition to trophies and other consolation prizes.

According to him JOF Nigeria Limited being a wholly indigenous Nigerian company would continue to encourage, support and promote the development of football at the grassroots to help discover young talents in Lagos State even as he charged the finalists to allow the spirit of fair play guide them in the finals.

Adetunji also announced that as usual, they’re expecting some brand presence from Nestle Milo, Maltina, Lacasera, Indomie, JOF Salt, Custodian Insurance and First Bank amongst others even as he announced that there will be prizes for the Most Valuable Player ( MVP), Best Goalkeeper and Best Team of the tournament.

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“I want to use this opportunity to inform Nigerians that JOF Nigeria Limited being a wholly Nigerian indigenous company will always support development of grassroots football in order to give opportunity to our talented youths to excel and the finals of this fourth edition will witness a lot of improvement from previous editions.

“It’s also important that on behalf of our Founder/ Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Olusegun Olugboyegun we congratulate all the footballers, their coaches, managers, parents and supporters for being part of the competition and we assure all that they will witness a good finals on June, 11”, he stressed.

Earlier in his speech Chairman of Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association, organisers of the competition, Rev. Paul Freeman commended JOF Nigeria Limited for the enormous human and financial resources it commits to the competition every year and for giving opportunity to all the participating teams to showcase their skills at becoming productive and self-reliant.

“There is no gain saying that this tournament has become a household name and a great opportunity for upcoming talents as well as an avenue for raising future stars and above all an unrivalled source of entertainment for our kids.

“These kind gesture exhibited annually by JOF Nigeria Limited really gladden our heart and kudos must go to the Managing Director of JOF Nigeria Limited in the person of Dr. Olusegun Olugboyegun for sponsoring this tournament despite the deplorable economic condition of the country and we shall be ever grateful to him.

Meanwhile, road to the finals will start by 1pm with Ojo Babes, Ojo meeting Qudus Babes, Epe for the third place match while the final match between Zamadek Boys, Orile and Waxbak Babes, Mainland will kick off at 3pm.

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