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About 20 associations in Ogun State will be slugging it out with themselves at a football competition organised by Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation.
The Foundation says it will be organising the match annually as part it empowerment programme and to strengthen tie of unity in communities.
They noted that the competition will be for youths in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.
The football competition tagged “2022 Workers Unity Cup” follows the successful organisation of “Aderinokun Charity Cup” in Ifo and Ewekoro Local Government Areas.
At Thursday’s draw ceremony in Owode, the foundation co-ordinator, Mr. Abiodun Ogunremi announced that 20 associations in Obafemi-Owode LGA will compete for the cup.
The associations include bakers, farmers, electricians, painters, fashion designers, tilers, mechanics, shoemakers, surveyors, Premier lotto shop owners, aluminium makers, poultry farmers and plumbers.
According to Co-founder of the Foundation and Ogun Central PDP Senatorial Candidate, Chief Olumide Aderinokun, the cash prize of N500,000 would be shared among the first three teams while the other 17 associations will go home with N25,000 each.
He also promised to get all participating teams playing bibs for the competition that starts on Wednesday, August 31st.
In his words: “Age might have caught up with some of you, so we can’t promise to sponsor players to professional clubs but we will do our best to make this competition top notch.
“It will be an annual competition and I look forward to seeing the excitement and unity it will bring to Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area because this is my home.”
Also present at the draw event were former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Soyemi Coker who is PDP’s candidate for Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi-Owode Federal Constituency, Hon. John Tosin – PDP’s House of Assembly candidate in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area alongside PDP chieftains and community leaders.
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