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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Keke Senior High School Wins 1st Etisalat FCB U-17 School Cup

Keke Senior High School, Ijaiye Estate in Lagos made history on Saturday, August 17, 2013 as it became the first school to win the maiden edition of the Etisalat FCB Under-17 School Cup. The school beat Anthony Village Senior High School by 4 goals to nil to cart home the trophy after a thrilling final game played at the Campos Mini-Stadium, Lagos Island.
Director, Consumer Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Oluwole Rawa (4th left), presenting trophy to winner of the Etisalat/FC Barcelona U-17 Schools' Cup, Keke Senior High School, at the grand finale of Etisalat/FC Barcelona U-17 Schools' Cup, held at Campus Square Stadium, Obalende, Lagos, on 17th August.
For its feat, the school also took home the star prize, a N1 million educational award, a smartphone for each of the heroic players, as well as an all expense paid trip to the United Arab Emirates, where they are scheduled to play a friendly match with the football team of a local school.

First runner-up, Anthony Village Senior High School went home with N750,000 and mobile phones for each of the players. The second runner-up, Akande Dahunsi Senior Memorial High School, who beat Magbo Alade Senior Grammar School, Ibeju Lekki by 3 goals to 1 on penalties after a goalless draw also received the sum of N500,000 naira and other Etisalat-branded items.

Speaking at the occasion, Director, Retail Sales, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Charles Ogunwuyi expressed satisfaction with the level of the competition as well as the passion displayed by the teams. “Sixteen secondary schools began with us at the Preliminaries on August 1, while eight teams were eliminated at the quarter-finals stage. All the schools were selected by the Lagos State Ministry of Education and the Lagos State Football Association. The Etisalat FCB U-17 School Cup is our own way of providing another opportunity for young football lovers to express their passion for the game and be rewarded for it, just as we are doing with the ongoing FC Barcelona Promo,” he said.

Ogunwuyi explained that the U-17 Competition was an innovative platform created especially for young people who are fans of FC Barcelona and the game of football generally. “Etisalat has been the official telecommunications partner for FC Barcelona since 2009. We hope these young players will keep their passion for the game and remember these experiences. We believe in rewarding hard work and having fun at it,” he said.

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