Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Akinwunmi Charity tourney holds in Lagos tomorrow


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Seyi Akinwunmi

The third edition of the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini-Tournament will hold at the Campos Square, Lagos tomorrow, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed. Akinwunmi is the first NFF Vice.

Conceived as a special project to give back to the society by an individual, who is much in love with the young ones, the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini- Tournament is the eponymous charity event organized by the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Foundation.

Its objectives, according to the organisers, include rehabilitation of ailing ex-international footballers.

“Embedded therein also is a Courage Education Foundation (CEF) – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Nigerian child through the provision of quality education available to all Nigerian children irrespective of sex, faith or ethnicity, as well as Consolidation of
The Future Stars Project – a grassroots football development program targeted at kids (mainly under 13 years of age) and hinged on the binary factors of sporting and academic excellence,” a statement by the NFF said.

At the second edition last year, Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, was among the dignitaries, with NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, NFF Second Vice President, Shehu Dikko, NFF Board Member, Sunday Dele-Ajayi, Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, and LMC CEO, Nduka Irabor also present.

There were also the Seriki of Egbaland, Oba Tosin Fadare, President of the Nigeria Referees Association, Tade Azeez, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and Chairmen of Football Associations of Ogun and Oyo States, Ganiyu Majekodunmi and James Odeniran. Former Ekiti State FA chairman, Isaac Ayodele, was also in attendance.

Last year, there were matches by teams in the U-13 category as curtain-raiser, while the final of the Mini-Tournament itself, between Team MTN and 36 Lion Investment, ended 2-1 in favour of Team MTN.

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