By CrossRiverWatch admin
The second edition of the Adamade Odey Football Competition kicked off yesterday at the Chief J.D. Agba’s Township Stadium in Obudu with an opening match between Ipong United and Ukor Rangers.
The annual competition scheduled as part of activities to mark the Obudu new yam festival is sponsored by Mr. Adamade Odey Esq, a senior in-house counsel with the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC.
The inaugural edition of the competition held September 2014 among 20 teams and was won by the Hilltop Pensioners Football Team after defeating Youngsters of Obudu on penalties.
Participating teams in this year’s edition have increased to 24 cutting across all the ten political wards in Obudu and stranger communities.
Prizes include: 1st prize N100,000; 2nd prize N50,000; 3rd prize N30,000; 4th prize N20,000 and other consolation prizes as well as prizes for Best Player, Best Referee etc.
All prizes will be presented to winners on the 4th of September 2015, the eve of Obudu New Yam Festival after the final match.
Sponsor of the competition, Mr. Adamade Odey told CrossRiverWatch that the contest is meant to “foster peace and unity among the youths in Obudu LGA. It is intended to keep youths off criminality especially during the festive season and create alternative recreation other than drinking, above all to promote talents and skills in sports. Who knows we might find our next Okocha from the games.”
Coordinator of the tournament, Mr. Ugah Undeshi also called on the local and the state government to lend a hand of partnership with the organizers of the event to make it more attractive and sustainable.
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