Amgbaduba  Supports 2019 Ijaw /Itsekiri  Peace, Unity  Cup 

 

The Delta State oil and gas commissioner , Chief  Emman  Amgbaduba has said that grassroots football tournaments such as the Sherrif Mulade Ijaw/Itsekiri peace and unity cup competition  is critical for discovering and harnessing potential future football stars and  talents.

 

The  Commissioner  stated this at his office in Asaba  after receiving the official jersey for the tournament from the chairman of the Local Organizing  Committee, Honorable Ken Nwamucha who led his committee team on a courtesy visit to  the commissioner.

Chief Amgbaduba commended the organiser of the tournament Comrade Sherriff Mulade and  members of the LOC, describing the football tournament as an instrument for peace building and unity among the two ethnic tribes taking part in the competition.

He called on government at all levels, sports lovers as well as wealthy individuals in the region and state   to invest in grassroots sports development to uncover hidden sporting talents..

According to him;“The essence of this annual football tournament is to promote peace, unity among the communities that  will participate in the soccer fiesta and provide recreation to citizens.This tournament is more like a cultural heritage that must be substained.Our people value this competition more than the English Premier League or the European Champions League.

The competition gives us opportunity to look at the people playing in the tournament and pick potential football talents from there.

The grassroots soccer competition which started two years ago has led to the discovery of football future stars for the state and country at large.

And not only that during the tournament the whole region is in a celebration mood and for a first time visitor ,the experience can be described as a carnival of culture, football and dance.”

The commissioner  promised to ensure the continuity of the annual soccer event, assuring that  he will be working together with the LOC in ensuring that no stone is left unturned so as to have a successful tournament.

Speaking on behalf of  the LOC, the chairman Honourable Ken Nwamucha  commended the commissioner who is also a prominent front role palace chief in Ijaw land for his continual support and encouragement   towards the success of the tournament over the years.

Our Correspondent reports that the   2019 edition of the Ijaw/ Iteskiri peace and unity cup football competition will kick  off next month as preparations for a hitch free tournament are in top gear.

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