Lagos: November 9, 2012 - First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB), one of the major sponsors of Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament in the banking category has promised to make this year’s edition of the tournament more exciting to its customers and the general public.

FCMB’s Group Head, Corporate Communications Mr. Ikechukwu Kalu made this promise in Lagos on Friday while reacting to questions on the bank’s expectations from the 2012 tournament scheduled to hold in December 14 – 16, 2012.

“FCMB is working with the organisers, Kinetic Sports to ensure that this year’s tournament is even more fun and memorable, providing great days of soccer entertainment, networking, fun and hospitality”.

Some of the opportunities available to FCMB’s customers at this year’s tournament include networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere and; quality engagement with officials of the bank.

Ikechukwu Kalu also revealed that in preparing for the kick off of the three-day tournament, FCMB as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Committed-to-Green (C2G) will in partnership with Beach Soccer World Foundation engage its Management, staff and customers in a beach cleaning exercise scheduled for November 13, 2012.

Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament was first hosted in Nigeria in December 2011 at the Eko Atlantic Mega City site with four teams Brazil, England, South Africa and Nigeria competing. The Nigerian national team, Sand Eagles, emerged tournament winners over world champions Brazil. The teams participating in this year’s tournament  are: Argentina, Lebanon, Portugal and Nigeria as the host country.

Soccer is highly rated as a great way of maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. In addition to the fitness and physical health benefits, it is also a good networking platform as well as a bonding opportunity for families and friends.

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