At Copa Lagos, FCMB explains commitment to sports development
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) at the weekend explained that it would always support initiatives geared towards youths, sports and overall national development because the role the youth play in building successful countries.
Pledging the commitment of his bank to efforts geared towards national development, FCMB’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Ladi Balogun, at the closing ceremony of this year’s COPA Lagos Beach Soccer competition on Sunday said the bank’s interventions in the area of sports are aimed at developing the minds, body and abilities of the populace, especially youths, to contribute significantly to the growth of the country’s tourism sector.
The COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Championship was organised by Kinetic Sports Limited and sponsored by FCMB for the sixth consecutive year.
Switzerland emerged champion of this year’s competition after defeating Nigeria by 8 goals to 3. The colourful and entertaining competition also featured Enyimba Football Club and Pepsi Academy.
Balogun said, “the COPA Lagos Beach soccer tournament provides a platform to bring our customers, Nigerians, soccer fans, families, local and international soccer beach players and other stakeholders together in an atmosphere of relaxation, excitement and bonding which are very important to healthy living and nation building. This tournament has become one of the most exciting events not just this festive season but during the year.