Mees Palace football academy Jos has emerged the winner of Seyi Akinwumi Charity Foundation North East under 13 football competitions
The competition which held in Gombe Pantami Township Stadium on Monday, saw Mees Palace the winner by scoring two goals against the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) camp team from Biu in Borno state.
Third place prize went to Hassan Central Primary School, Gombe State after defeating the team from Bauchi by a lone goal.
Speaking at the event, Mr Seyi Akinwumi organizer of the competition said the aim of organizing such competition was to encourage the young talents to combine school and sport, particularly football.
“We aim to teach the young ones how to harness their talents, and be successful in sports particularly football”, he said.
He said the foundation had been giving scholarship as well as educational material to children.
He commended the Gombe Football Association for successfully hosting the competition as well as all the teams that participated in the competition.
In his speech, Mr Manessah Jatau Deputy Governor Gombe commended the organizer of the tournament for bringing the young talents together.
He said the Gombe state government under the leadership of Governor Inuwa Yahaya is out to develop the state sports inclusive.
The best players in every each of the eight-team receive a scholarship of N150,000 and all the players were given school bags with educational material.
Blueprint sport recalls that six out of the eight teams that participated in the tournament were representing six states in the zone and the remaining two Mees Palace football Academy Jos and IDPs camp Biu was there on special invitation.