Oredo LG organises 5-A- Side football championship for schools



By Jethro Ibileke

Determined to discover young and gifted children in sports, the Chairman of Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Dr. Tom Obaseki has announced the commencement of a 5-A-Side football championship for primary and secondary schools.

Obaseki disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists on activities lined up to make the championship a successful one.

The games which will be in partnership with the Edo State Sports Commission, 70s Grill and Edo State Drivers Welfare Scheme, will commence 2 May, 2024 and climax on 13 July 2024.

The LG boss described the event as a one-of-a kind talent development sport initiative by any Local Government in Nigeria, at which he said international stars will be discovered.

He said: “In continuation of our annual sporting calendar known as OredoGames 2024, we are proud to announce the commencement of Oredo Schools 5-Aside football championship.

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“This competition will have students from various schools in Oredo Local Government Area battling it out on the pitch to be crowned the ultimate 5-Aside football champion with various individual and collective prizes to be won.

“Distinguished residents of Oredo and environs, let me use this opportunity to invite you to be part of this noble initiative to develop talents in Oredo by catching them young, come and show support to the future of football in Nigeria.

“To ensure sustainability of this initiative, we are partnering with the Edo State Sports Commission, 70s Grill and Edo State Drivers Welfare Scheme.

“We have also secured the participation of an international scout to ensure that outstanding talents are given international exposure.”



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