Climax of Speaker’s cup finals;
RT. Hon Marcus Onobun reiterates the importance sports as a tool in curbing youth restiveness
……..As Orhionmhon LGA emerges champion in the male category, defeating AAU campus 5:4 on penalties after regulation time ended in a goalless draw
…..Etsako west defeated Egor 2:1 to win the female category…
Orhionmwon and Etsako West Local Government Councils have respectively won the male and female categories of this year’s edition of the Edo State House of Assembly Speaker’s Unity Gold Cup Tournament organised by the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria(YSFON) inconjuction with Esan West Local Government Council.
For ten days, starting from Sunday, May 9th, 2021, eighteen teams contested for the trophy meant for under 18 youth teams. In the final match in the male category Orhionmwon Local Government Council beat Ambrose Ali University 5 goals to 4 via penalties after a gruelling 90 minutes encounter could not produce a clear winner.
In the female category, giant killers, Etsako West subdued Egor Local Government Council by 2 – 1 goals margin.
The final match was witnessed by the donor of the trophy, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, Hon. Emmanuel Okoduwa and in company of some high networth individuals.
Ukpughele Primary School, Ekpoma, where the contest was held was a beehive of activities and spectators were held spellbound as the game progressed.
In his statement, Rt. Hon. Onobun said that his support for the tournament is his way of making youths to be engaged in positive activities rather than go into criminalities, as an idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop.
Hon. Onobun thanked the organisers for a job well done and promised to make the tourney a yearly affair while also improving on its standard.