Girls Take Over Agege Stadium As Asisat Oshoala Football Tourney Kicks Off

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More than 100 young female footballers are expected to take over Agege Stadium on Tuesday as The Asisat Oshoala Football Tourney kicks off with eight female clubs in Lagos.

The captain of Super Falcons, Asisat Oshoala is bankrolled the much awaited tournament that would witness eight female teams battle for prize money and honour in the tournament that would last for three days.

In a fixtures made available to our correspondent, the tournament is knockout format as four matches are lined up for Tuesday starting from 9am till 4pm.

The opening match would be Heroes Queens confront Ossy Angels,SGH  battle Aseyori Queens while Future Stars Queens take on Phoenix Queens as Papa Soccer Angels clash with Victory Queens in the last match of the day.

According to the fixtures, the semi final would hold on Wednesday, while the grandfinale would come up on Thursday.

 A member of Main Organising Committee, Prince Ganiu Adetunji who doubles as President of Female Football Academies Proprietors confirmed to our correspondent that all arrangement have been concluded to organize hitch free tournament and warned partipating teams to abide by the rules governing the tournament.

He said all the players involved are ready for the tournament noted that a competition of this magnitude would expose some hidden players and bring them to limelight.

“I think The Asisat Oshoala tournament is an avenue for coaches within and outside Lagos to scout for players to fortify their teams ahead of new season. This competition is an annual competition and it gives room for upcoming players to showcase their God given talents.

“We have seen many players who use this tournament to get offer from big clubs in Nigeria.This year will not be different as players are looking forward to the kick off date and we are using this medium to invite football stakeholders in the state to come to Agege Stadium and watch these girls in action.

“I wish all the teams best of luck in their outings and congratulate the sponsor, Asisat Oshoala for this initiative which in many ways helps our young girls to fully engage especially during this yuletide period,” he said.

Sunday Akintoye

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