The South West Under-13 and the South-South Under-15 football teams have emerged winners of the national finals of the Zenith Bank/NFF U-13 and U-15 Future Eagles Tournament held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
South-West U-13 Team won North Central U-13 Team 5-0 to emerge winners of the U-13 category, while South-South U-15 Team defeated South-East U-15 Team 2-0 to win the U-15 category.
The tournament featured a total of 252 players who were drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, with each zone presenting one team each for the U-13 and the U-15 categories.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said it was important for the participants at the competition to be at their best as the career of every footballer starts at this stage when they learn the basics of the game.
Mr. Onyeagwu expressed happiness at the abundance of talents being discovered through the tournament, adding that the bank will continue to partner the Nigerian Football Federation to develop grassroots football in the country.
The Zenith Bank/NFF U-13, U-15 Future Eagles Tournament is an initiative of the NFF in partnership with Zenith Bank to support developmental football in Nigeria and raise future stars for the various age-grade football competitions and the senior men’s football team, the Super Eagles.