Preparations have reached an advanced stage for the second edition of the Ezekiel Henty Football League for youth clubs in Lagos State.
The competition which is organised by Henty Sports Foundation, is sponsored by Ezekiel Henty, who presently play professional football with Locomotive Moscow fc in Russia.
Speaking with the press on the competition, the Flying Sports Academy product and former AC Milan forward expressed his delight over the tournament which is one of the several programmes of his foundation aimed at the development of grassroots sports. While adding that the tournament has been attracting the interest of football lovers since its debut last year.
“It is my wish to contribute my quota to the development and growth of the society and that’s what we are doing through my foundation”.
“Much more, I was particularly impressed with the standard of play, the high level of officiating and discipline displayed at the first edition,” Henty remarked.
Henty went ahead to enthuse greatly about the second edition which is expected to feature 16 top youth teams, beginning August this year. He further disclosed that the prize money has been remarkably increased to reward and encourage the teams.
“We want this year’s edition to be bigger, better and more competitive in all ramifications,” the soft spoken and lanky forward stated.
“The top four teams in the competition will receive the sums of N500,000,N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000 respectively,” Henty added.
Emmanuel Amuneke Football Academy are the defending champions of the youth league which is played at the FHA playground in Festac town, Lagos.