Fireworks in Ijebu-Ode, Lagos as NFF/Zenith Bank tourney reaches final stage


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The Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode and the Onikan Stadium, Lagos will rock endlessly between Thursday and Monday next week when the final stages of the inaugural edition of the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship hold in both cities.

Champions from the various geo-political zones in both U13 and U15 categories are expected to arrive in Ijebu-Ode on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 with a contingent of 18 players and five officials each (three coaches and two qualified medical personnel), while the hostilities commence on Thursday, after a media conference, draw ceremony and screening in the morning.

NFF 1st Vice President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, who is also Chairman of the NFF Youth Football Committee, told thenff.com on Tuesday that the group stage matches will hold at the Dipo Dina Stadium between Thursday and Saturday.

“There will be two matches each of U13 and U15 teams on Thursday and; four matches each of U13 and U15 teams on Friday, and Saturday as well. On Sunday, the semi final matches will take place, also at the Dipo Dina Stadium.

“The finals of the two competitions will take place at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos between 2pm and 6pm on Monday, 12th December 2016. We have also arranged for the winning teams to watch the opening ceremony of the AFCON Beach Soccer at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos on Tuesday, 13th December.”

Thenff.com has learnt that the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, top officials of the NFF, top officials of the Lagos State Sports Commission and top management of Zenith International Bank will attend Monday’s finals.

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