Uromi: Young Boys FC stun U.B.J as Odianonsen Odine Foundation’s Gold Cup kicks off

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Uromi: Young Boys FC stun U.B.J as Odianonsen Odine Foundation’s Gold Cup kicks off

Young Boys FC surprised their hosts U.B.J FC after handing them a 2-0 defeat in the opening game of the Odianonsen Odine Foundation gold cup Football Tournament Competition, played this Monday, at the open pitch of Esan North East Council, Uromi.

In the opening match watched by several dignitaries, Young Boys FC took advantage of the excitement and complacency on the part of UBJ, to strike on both half of the game. Efforts by U.B.J FC to equalise proved futile as they were frustrated by defenders and goalkeeper of Young Boys FC.

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Addressing sports writers after the game, the president of the foundation, Mr. Odianonsen Odine said that Esan North East needs such laudable initiatives that encourage bonding, unity and peace.

Mr, Odianonsen Odine who was represented by Hon. Omonkhegbele Osejiate, praised the standard of organisation and quality of skills exhibited at the competition.

He expressed delight that the tourney kicked off. According to him, “On behalf of the President General of this foundation, we are happy that in spite of daunting challenges encountered, we were able to muzzle up resources to ensure it is a resounding success”.

“This competition just like other sporting activities, is targeted at uniting youth and by extension, integrating communities within the metropolis. It is expected to be days of scintillating soccer action”.

On his part, the tournament co-ordinator, Mr. Omonkhegbele Godsend, urged the participating youths to shun all forms of social vices and make good use of their youthful age to promote peace and unity in the local government area, the state and country in general.

He commended the the president of the foundation, Mr. Odianonsen Odine for initiating the competition which, he said, will go a long way in uniting the people of the local government and neighborhood areas.

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