There was lots of fun and excitement at Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos
on Sunday when the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Mini Tournament took place with matches played across various age groups in the Ekofootball Future Stars programme Under-13 and Under-15.
Women football was not left out with Ekofootball Golden Girls taking on Lagos Women Football Amateur League Selected.
The climax of the highly entertaining event was the match between Lagos All Stars and the APFON selected, with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola leading the All Stars International to a 4-1 victory over the APFON team.
Speaking after the event, Governor Babtunde Fashola urged Lagosians and Nigerians to emulate Seyi Akinwunmi by giving back to the society. He advised the youths to combine their football skills with education, adding that they cannot play football forever, hence the need for them to concentrate on their education as much as they are working on football skills.
The Governor who scored a textbook header to seal victory for his side noted,"You can't play football forever, even though you want to, your body won't be able to stand it, hence it better you concentrate on your education so that you have something to fall back on after your playing days".
Also speaking during the event that had the NFF/LSFA Selected team battling with the Trinity House team first novelty match of the day, and Team WOZA taking on Team ICOBA in the other match to raise fund for Charity.
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo praised the initiative of organizers by creating an avenue to give back to the community through Charity. Proceeds from the Charity will be shared between Courage Educational Foundation and the payment of hospital bills of some indigent members of Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria,(APFON).