Basking in the euphoria of the success of Rangers Interna-tional, Enugu fans are savouring great excite-ment as the Etisalat U-15 School Cup football championship Regional Play-offs for the South-South and South-East zones berthed in the ‘Coal City.
After two successful regional play-offs in Ibadan, Oyo State and Ilorin, Kwara State respectively, the Etisalat U-15 School Cup train headed for the popular Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, where Rangers lifted the Nigeria Professional Football League trophy recently as budding football stars from across secondary schools battle for the two slots available for the national finals billed for November in Lagos.
In the opening game of the tournament, Holy Foundation Secondary School representing Ebonyi State lost 3-0 to their Anambra State counterpart, St. John’s Science and Technology College, Alor.
The second match between Owerri City School representing Imo State and New Layout Secondary School, Enugu State team, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Earlier, the Etisalat team had paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Sports and Youth development as well as the Ministry of Education where the Manager, Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria, Orah Egwu, disclosed that the football competition is part of innovative platforms by Etisalat to impact the lives of our youths.
Enugu State Coordinator, National School Sports Federation (NSSF), Samuel Okwor, commended Etisalat for the laudable initiative and called on other corporate organisations to emulate the company.