Cross River Unity Football Competition Fosters Inter Agency Cooperation – Sports Commissioner

In Breaking News, National News, Reports, Sports

by crossriverwatch admin

The representative of the Commissioner of Sports presenting the trophy to the captain of Team Customs, winners of the maiden edition of the Cross River State Security Unity Cup
The representative of the Commissioner of Sports presenting the trophy to the captain of Team Customs, winners of the maiden edition of the Cross River State Security Unity Cup

The Cross River State Security Unity Football Competition for military, para-military and other uniform organizations has ended in Calabar.

The competition finished with team Customs as winning the cup after defeating the Nigeria Police by a one goal margin leaving the Cops in second place with the National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC coming third place after defeating team Road Safety 2 – 0 in the third place match.

The Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Cross River state, Mr. Patrick Ugbe described the tournament as a panacea to the frequents outbursts experienced amongst the uniform personnel maintaining that the competition fosters unity amongst the security agencies by providing a platform for interaction and intimation.

He commended the winners and noted that in a game of two when there is only one prize, there must be a winner and a loser to balance the equation.

He also urged those who lost not to see themselves as failures because there is room for improvement especially as the competition is going to be yearly.

The Commissioner represented by Elder Egba Mbang promised to support the competition fervently next year.

The Chairman of the competition, Deputy Commandant of Corps, DCC, National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC Calabar DCC Haliru Usman while speaking said he is happy because the aim of the competition has been achieved.

He identified the football pitch, finance and foreign/hired players as the problems the maiden edition of the competition faced maintaining that the next one will be free from such ills.

However, Usman commended the participating teams and the winners urging those that could not make it into the laurels stage to work harder next year.

In his remark, the Local Organizing Committee, LOC Chairman, Assistant Superintendent of Prison, ASP Eke Nsa Nta said he is fulfilled to have successfully completed the competition without any untoward attitude from the uniform men other than the normal football arguments.

He commended those who supported the competition which according him has gone a long way in fostering peace and tranquility amongst them. He maintained that next year the game will be much more fun and will encapsulate not just football but other sporting activities.

The prison officer used the medium to appeal to the participating teams to serve as ambassadors of the project which he explained is a worthy course.

An award was presented to the sponsors and the best coach of the competition, coach of Team Custom, Chief Custom Assistant Edet Patrick Okon who was short of words but gave glory to the Almighty God.

The first, second and third teams carted away what the LOC chairman calls “undisclosed sum”.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

Updated: Cross River Co-Governor, Frank Ayade’s In-Law In EFCC Net Over Multiple Withdrawal, Chief Of Staff Struggles For His Release

By CrossRiverWatch Admin Our newsroom has confirmed that Mr. Kenneth Ishamali, aka Abacha, in-law to Cross River Co-Governor, Dr. Frank


TechShack Opens Entry For Calabar Coding Class 2

By Archibong Jeremiah TechShack has concluded plan to hold second edition of Calabar Coding Class. Coordinator of the hub,


Document: Supreme Court Judgement On Stephen Odey Vs Chief John Alaga, Jarigbe Agom And INEC

By Archibong Jeremiah CrossRiverWatch has obtained the Supreme Court judgement delivered by Tijjani Abubakar, JSC on Thursday 25th February,


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now