The maiden edition of Chief Omimi Peace and Unity Gold Cup 2013 Soccer Championship will be kicking off in Effurun Uvwie Local Government areas of Delta state come December 1st-24th, 2013.
Briefing sportswriters in a press conference at GT MAINS Hotel, the Local organizing committee Chairman Mr. Best Akama said that sponsor Ghief Godstime Omatsemigbe Omimi is a man with passion for the game of football having played in some of the youth clubs in the state during his early days promising that after this, he will float a team to be called Uvwie United FC.
“Presently because of his crave for the Unity of Uvwie Kingdom, he has decided to sponsor this tournament”.
He added that the aim of the soccer championship to be competed for by all the communities in Uvwie local government is to foster Unity amongst them and to curb crime from the communities.
Mr. Akama also paid tribute to a member of the main organizing committee Hon. Alex Amudo, the former Vice Chairman of Warrri Wolves FC, whom he described as a great footballer in his days as well as administrator
noting that with men of this kind, football in the local government will be great.
While unveiling the tournament, the sponsor Chief Godstime Omimi said that he is donating a trophy for this competition with a total sum of #3.5 million and that it will continue every year.
He noted that the reason for organizing this competition is for leaders in the communities to come out during the Christmas period to engage the youths out of the streets from committing various forms of crime.
“I am a sports lover in this local government and I will not like sports to die from this L.g.a. because it will bring unity amongst the communities. I was a nobody ten years ago and today I want to impart
something good to the youths and the communities. This tournament is not my own but for all of us. So let us keep it afloat”.
He also thanked Hon. Akemu for supporting the tourney with #200,000 cash prize for two categories of award.
Meanwhile the 1st prize will take home the giant trophy, #300,000 and cow, 2nd prize #200,000 and ram, 3rd prize #150,000 and goat while 4th prize will go home with #100,000 and rice.
He also promised to float a football club to be called Uvwie United soon.