Vandor Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has offered to pay the National Examination Commission (NECO) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees of players of Right Football Academy of Mainland and Greater Tomorrow FC of Apapa.
Both teams made the finals of the maiden Jandor Foundation U-14 Cup soccer tournament held last month.
The foundation’s Chairman, Olajide Adediran said its priority would be education, but he decided to sponsor the football competition to give talented youths opportunity to exhibit their skills.
“Let me assure you that Jandor Foundation is not jettisoning sponsoring education by taking this competition. What we are doing is to say that in all sectors of the economy or what you have chosen to do, have education and there is a way we can also promote that. This is to further show that we are not just here to play football and catch these boys young, we are also passionate about their tomorrow, that is their future which we believe education will play a pivotal role.
“As a result of this, aside from the presentation of cheques, I am on behalf of the BOT and advisory board announcing that both the winner and first runner up, Jandor Foundation have decided to sponsor your education, if the state will be paying for your WAEC, we will take up the NECO.
“The central coordinator of Jandor Foundation will take details and we are going to ensure that this is done. We will take your details and any time you attain that age of obtaining NECO, be rest assured that it has already been taken care of, congratulations,” he said.
Right FA defeated Greater Tomorrow 3-0 in the final to win the trophy and N150,000 cash prize. Greater Tomorrow got a smaller trophy ad N100,000. In the third place match, Zamadek FC of Agege won N50,000 for beating Soccer City 4-2.