By Okechukwu Emmanuel
The organisers of the 2020 edition of the Asisat Oshoala Foundation Football4girls championship have announced that the event is set to commence from the 1st of December to the 3rd of December, 2020 at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos.
The Competition is sponsored by Emzor Pharmaceuticals in partnership with the Lagos State Sports Commission. The event would witness eight girls’ academies playing in an eight-a-side competition in a knockout format for the grand prize of $1000.
According to the organisers of the competition, the clubs to participate in the tournament are FC Phoenix Queens, Papa Soccer Angels, Aseyori Queens, Victory Queens, Future Stars Queens, Heroes Queens, S.G.H Queens and Ossy Angels.
While speaking in a chat ahead of the championship, Oshoala said that her foundation’s target is to encourage and assist the girl/child through sports and education.
“The Asisat Oshoala Foundation is not just about football, it’s about education and sports, and these young girls will never regret being part of this event”.
She also added that ” The Football4girls” project has produced incredible talents for the National teams as well as producing African Stars too and that this year’s event is also expected to be productive just like the previous events.
“The Football4girls project has produced over 10 girls for the National teams (U17, U20, Super Falcons), with Rashidat Ajibade and Chidinma Okeke the notable names, and this year’s event is also expected to produce the next African Star”, the Barcelona Ladies attacker concluded.