By Saheed Afolabi
The final of 2022 JOF U-13 Football Championship will be a battle between Paul Boys of Aboru and Bullet Babes of Badagry.
The grassroots age grade football competition which kicked off on 5 March produced sterling displays from participating 32 teams at the end of which the young lads at Paul Boys and Bullet Babes scaled all hurdles to book respectively final tickets in the semi final matches played on Sunday.
Paul Boys beat Loko Babes of Yaba 3-2 in one of the semi final ties, while Badagry’s Bullet Babes pipped their opponents from Ibeju Lekki, Solution Boys 1-0 in the second semi final.
While the final match of the tournament is scheduled for 3pm at the Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island on Sunday 1 May, 2022, the third place match will be played between Solution Boys and Loko Babes by 1pm.
The sponsor, JOF Nigeria Limited and the organiser of the championship, Lagos State Grassroots Soccer Association are enthusiastic that the competition has lived up to expectations with the performances of the teams who displayed good soccer artistry on the field of play.
Founder and CEO of JOF Nigeria Limited, Dr. Olusegun Olugboyegun congratulated the finalists. He expressed his happiness with the opportunity JOF U-13 Cup has given the youths in Lagos and Nigeria at large to engage themselves in competitive and positive drives.
Adeyinka Adetunji, Director Strategic Support Services of the company said that “JOF Nigeria Limited, as a wholly indigenous Nigerian company, would continue to encourage, support and showcase this type of constructive youth event in our country.”
Adetunji commended the support from the sporting press, while he also appreciates product support from Milo, Maltina, Mabisco Biscuits, Indomie Noddles, JOF Salt, Bold Soft Drink and Custodian Insurance among others.
A total sum of N950,000 will be up for grabs by the winners on the final day. The first position will win N350,000 with the second, third and fourth positions taking home N250,000, N200,000 and N150,000 respectively.
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