Etisalat Nigeria on Friday launched the Etisalat FC Barcelona U-17 Schools Cup, a 5-A-Side football competition for secondary schools in Lagos.
The competition started last week with 16 secondary schools competing for the star prize of N1m worth of education award and an all expense paid trip to the United Arab Emirates.
Director, Brands and Communications, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Enitan Denloye, explained that the competition is an innovative platform created by the company to provide an opportunity to football lovers to express their passion for the game.
“Since signing a partnership deal with FC Barcelona in 2009, we have provided our customers with the best of both worlds – our world class quality of service and the best in football by FC Barcelona,” Denloye said.
“We’re taking the passion of football to secondary schools in order to develop young talents, build great friendships in a fun and exciting way as well as winning prizes,” he added.
Participating schools in the competition have been selected by the Lagos State Ministry of Education and the Lagos State Football Association.