By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
Organisers of the Oracle Sports Football Tournament have concluded plans to celebrate ex-Nigerian football stars when the 10th edition holds between August 10 and September 9, 2018 at the National Stadium, Surulete, Lagos.
The under-16 football fiesta with accompanying N500,000 for winners is aimed at discovering and nurturing of talented young stars but Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of Oracle Sports, Donald Onwuka, a.k.a Don Sosa said it would be a unique platform to appreciate ex-Nigeria stars like Monday Odiaka, Waidi Akanni, Yisa Shofoluwe, Lawrence Orairo, Franklyn Howard, Peter Nieketien, Mike Onyemachara, Tajudeen Disu amongst others.
“Our vision at Oracle Sports is to inspire both old and new talents. The ex Nigerian stars played a great role in Nigerian football development and they deserve to be celebrated,” began Onwuka.
Speaking further, he said: “This 10th Oracle Sports Football Tournament would be a big carnival. There would be quality football at both the Hockey pitch and Legacy pitch of the National Stadium. We shall honour the ex-internationals because they have laid the right foundation.
“I hope the Nigeria Football Federation would realise the need to take them along. We also believe that their (ex-internationals) presence would, inspire the young stars,” declared Onwuka, who revealed that top music stars like Orise Femi, Mr. Raw, Kels amongst others would perform at opening and closing ceremonies.