Eze Igbo Youths Football Competition Kicks Off in Grand Style in C’River

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CalabarSenator Asuquo Ekpenyong, representing the Cross River South Senatorial District, continues to show his unwavering commitment to grassroots sports development. On Saturday, the 2023 Eze Igbo Youths Football Competition in Cross River State was officially launched at the Holy Trinity Church Field in Calabar NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

The event commenced with a thrilling match between Bedwell United FC and Highway FC, which was kicked off by Prince Charles Ekanem IV, representing Senator Ekpenyong.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong conveyed his congratulations to all eight participating teams and underscored the unifying power of sports, especially football, across various interests and ethnic groups. He also praised the diligent efforts of the organizers and pledged to continue supporting the Igbo community.

Engr. Obinna Nzeadigo, the President of the Igbo Youth Community, expressed gratitude to Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong for sponsoring the football competition. He announced plans to expand and enhance future tournaments, with the goal of nurturing young talents who can represent the nation in the years to come.

The ceremony’s highlights included the presentation of trophies and medals by High Chief Francis Odoemena, President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Cross River State.

The Eze Igbo Youths Football Competition promises to be an exciting event that not only celebrates the spirit of football but also fosters unity and community development. Senator Ekpenyong’s continued support for grassroots sports aligns with the broader vision of encouraging young talents and promoting sports excellence.