Season 5 of the MTN football Scholars initiative ended on a high note recently. The scholars brought their tour to a close with the last novelty match of a four legged series against the Unilag team. They won 2-1.
The scholars played University of Abuja, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and Federal University of Technology, Akure in novelty matches. This was aimed at home-ground leveraging and celebration of the milestones of the initiative.
Ex-internationals and football icons graced venues of the matches. They paid tribute to the initiative. SegunOdegbami said it was a very relevant program that is key to developing the Nigerian football.
Henry Nwosu, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amuneke and Joe Erico also commended MTN for the program. Amuneke said, “The platform provides unique opportunity for talent discovery and nurturing in Education and football.”
MTN Ambassador and Project Fame Season 1 winner, Iyanya toured with the team to provide musical entertainment to the spectators who thronged the venues. He also presided over the raffle draws held. Spectators were handsomely rewarded with gift items ranging from smartphones, t-shirts, goodie bags and airtime.
Here are some pictures from the matches…