Finalists have emerged in this year’s MRS Kids Cup, after completion of semi final matches in both boys and girls categories over the weekend.
Right Football Academy secured a 3-2 victory over Zamalek Football Academy of Lagos Island in the first semi-final in the boys category, while River Football Academy of Yaba pipped Latoyam Football Academy by a lone goal.
In the Semi-finals of the girls category, Phonix Football Academy of Iganmu defeated Golden Swan Football Academy 3-2 to advance to the final. Victory Queen of Ikorodu thrashed Yinka Babes of Isolo 2-0 in the second Semifinal.
The Managing Director/CEO MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, Andrew Gbodume has commended organisers of the annual MRS U-12 Football championship for their continued commitment and dedication to the development of football in the country.
Gbodume who spoke in Lagos during the week, ahead of the final of the 2018 MRS Kids Football tournament for U-12 Boys and Girls said the competition which is being organised by National Youth Soccer Association was a platform for the discovery of budding football stars who will later be useful to themselves, their families and country.
â€œIt is meant to expose the young talents, discover them at tender age and take them off the streets. In the process, some could be awarded scholarships to further education,â€ Gbodume said.
He announced cash prizes of N300,000 for winners in both boys and girls categories, N250,000 for the runners up and N200,000 for third place winners.
Gbodume said that apart from cash prizes, the winners and first and second runners up have glittering gold trophies to take home for their efforts.
The final is slated for Thursday, May 31, at Campos Mini Stadium, Ajele, Lagos Island.