Th e Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has rewarded Safe and Sound FC, the Gold Winner of the fi rst Female Football Competition in Epe with a sum of N500, 000.
Mrs. Ambode 1st Female Football Competition sponsored by Hon. Abiodun Tobun representing EpeConstituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Th e event was held on Saturday evening at Salako Playing Ground, Epe in the audience of hundreds of youths and various leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Safe and Sound FC emerged the winner of the tournament after defeating Teach Th em Soccer 2-1 at the fi nals of the competition and clinched the trophy.
Mrs. Ambode also decorated the triumphant team. Speaking in an interview, Tobun said: “Sincerely I am happy and feeling fulfi lled.
Catching these girls from the grassroots and nurturing them will save our society from many social vices.
“We can keep our children of the street and get engaged with reasonable things.
Th is kind of things will save our girls from what are immoral.
Th is is the beginning, we are moving to the next level.
“I can see these girls playing professional football representing Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.
One of them has been invited to U-20 team.
“We have picked the fi rst 11 that will be representing this division and I promise we will nurture them.
We want others to emulate this and encourage women to play football so that we develop with advance country.
” On reason for naming the tournament after Mrs. Ambode, Tobun said that he did so to honour as the number one woman in the state.
Th e lawmaker, who observed that proper attention had not been given to female football in the country, said that the development motivated him to back rolled development of female at the grassroots.