|Hon. Peter Odey (2nd from left) presenting one of the trophies in company of Justice Commissioner Joe Abang (Middle), Commissioner for Power Tom Udam (1st from left) and Hillary Bissong (2nd frome right)|
Efio-Ita Nyok|1 May 2017
The second edition of the Honourable Peter Odey Football Tournament has come to an end at the Ogoja Township Stadium with the Young Stars of Ishibori beating Ukpe Youngsters with 3-0 clinching on the much coverted cup.
The sporting event took place on 29th April last month with the Special Adviser to the President of Benin Republic on Religious Matters, Mr Igbaji Benjamin, performing the kick off ceremony.
While addressing the crowd Honourable Odey said that he appreciates members of his constituency for their support hitherto while pledging to foster unity in Ogoja. Odey promised to sustain the tempo of holding the sporting event annually. On his part, the Speaker of the 8th Cross River State House of Assembly encouraged the good people of Ogoja to consider reelecting Odey saying that the latter is a round peg in a round whole. The representative of the Speaker, Hon. Hillary Bissong sued for the reelection of Odey holding that Odey was a round peg in a round whole.
Other dignitaries present were Honourable Legor Idagbor of the Federal House of Representatives, Mr. Paul Ishabor Esq an Ogoja Chairmanship aspirant, the Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly represented by the Honourable Member representing Boki 1 constituency, Hillary Bissong, Honourable Commissioner for Power, Thomas Udam, Commissioner for Justice Joe Abang, Special Adviser to the Governor on Project Monitoring Engr. Thomas Aruku etc.
The winning team of the tournament Young Stars of Ishibori went home with a golden cup and a cash prize of N250, 000, the first runners-up took a silver trophy with a cash prize of N100, 000 while the second runners-up went home with N50, 000.
Whereas, the Highest Goal Scorer of the tournament, Adode Williams went home smiling with a pair of boot and N30, 000 cash. The Best Player of the tournament Simon Oloko got enrolled into the Rovers Football Academy.
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