The semi finals of the annual NNPC/Shell Cup Football Competition organised for secondary schools in the 36 states of the country takes centre stage today in Lagos.
In the first semi final match, FOSLA Academy, Abuja takes on Asegun Comprehensive High School, Ibadan at 2pm at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
The second semi final between Government Science Secondary School, Bauchi and Excel Education Centre, Port Harcourt, will come up by 4pm at the same venue.
The young players are expected to intensify efforts to put up a good performance because the best two players in the competition will travel to Holland for a further training session with the Feyenoord Rotterdam’s Football Academy.
The Communication Manager of Shell Petroleum, Sola Abulu, who represented the General Manager of the company, Igo Weli, at the weekend during a press briefing, noted that the organisation was proud of the completion which has produced some great players for the country.
A N4.8m cash and development facilities award is also at stake for the winning team and so the best of football will be displayed by the school boys especially as Feyenoord officials are around for the semi final and final matches.
The final will however come up on Thursday June 16 also at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.