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Eguavoen, Amokachi Commend 1XBET For Sponsoring Football GrassrootsFootball Tournament

Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), Austin Eguavoen and former Super Eagles star, Daniel Amokachi, have commended the sports betting company, 1XBET, for giving opportunities to Nigerian youths to groom their talents.

Speaking at the unveiling of the 1BET Football Tournament trophy and draw ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos yesterday, both ex-internationals said they didn’t have the kind of opportunities provided by the sports betting company when they were growing up.

Eguavoen who is a former Super Eagles player and coach recalled that tournaments like the 1XBET Tournament “are an opportunity for players to show their God-given talents and possibly get the traction that will give wings to their careers as footballers.”

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Chairman of 1XBET, Dr Femi Babalola; Former Super Eagles star, Mr. Daniel Amokachi and Chairman of Nigeria National League, Mr. George Aluo shortly after the unveiling of the trophy of the maiden edition of the 1XBET Grassroots Football Tournament in Lagos on Monday

He therefore urged other corporate entities to emulate 1XBET in helping to grow Nigeria’s sports.

Amokachi stressed that because football unites people more than anything else, “we can use it to unite Nigerians to be great again.”

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Fondly called “Da Bull” during his national team days, Amokachi also recalled how in 1996, football (the AFCON) brought South Africans together despite all that they went through in the dark days of apartheid.

“God used the AFCON in 1996 to unite South Africans. Although if Super Eagles had participated as defending champions the story may have been different, Bafana Bafana winning the tournament at home meant so much to the people,” recalled Amokachi.

Chairman of 1XBET, Dr Femi Babalola while describing the tournament as one of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibilities, pledged to make it a national event in subsequent editions.

At the event attended by several ex-international players like Henry Nwosu, Friday Ekpo, Wasiu Ipaye, Monday Kanu, Friday Elahor, Peter Nieketen, Victor Agali, and others, 40 teams were drawn into groups to play in a round-robin format.

The winning team is to receive a gold-plated trophy and an N1million prize money. The runners-up, third-place winners and semi-finalists will also smile home with several cash prizes courtesy of 1XBET.

 


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