Press Release- South-South Emerge Champions at the PwC National U-17 Cricket Tournament


Lagos - 08 February 2021: The South-South geopolitical zone has emerged champions at the National U-17 Cricket Championship, sponsored by PwC Nigeria.

The two-week tournament, which is organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), ended on Sunday 7 February 2021 with the South-South boys team emerging as the victor in a thrilling final with their North West peers. This win meant that South-South did the double, having won the girls’ final a week ago on Sunday 31 January 2021.

On PwC Nigeria’s sponsorship of the National U-17 championship, Uyi Akpata said:

“We’re proud to be investing in future champions. In doing this, we are driven by our purpose, which is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Making a difference in the lives of these youngsters is as important to me, as solving any economic problem.

Many people ask, why cricket. And our answer is, why not cricket. For us, it is very clear: the values the youngsters learn from playing cricket aligns with our corporate values. They learn respect for each other; learn teamwork and develop a healthy competitive spirit. And the best time for them to imbibe those values is now when they are still teenagers.”