Ahead of the Oba Ovoramen Football Competition, the Local Organizing Committee has been set up to run the affair of the Football Championship which will kickoff next among the 18 Local Government Area of Edo State.
The committee has Chief Abel Ehigie, the Olaye of Benin as Chairman, Mr Ikpomwosa Edebiri -Tournament Director, Pa Alabi Aisie-Head of Technical, Mr Emmanuel Obasuyi Head coach football member, Prince Anthony Obaseki Media coordinator, Mr Bennard Joma coordinator Edo North, Mr Kindness Ohiowell coordinator Edo centtral, Mr sampele Uwadia coordinator Edo south, Dr O.M Aghedo coordinator Medical, Emmanuel Aiguobasimmwin Assistant Secretary and Mr Victor Edokpayi as Secretary.
According to the the tournament director Ikpomwosa Edebiri, “the aim of the championship is to bring all the local government together and to commemorate the centenary celebration of the death of Oba Ovoramen. I want to say we are going to stage a tournament that will produce future players.Talent will be discover during the the tournament which will be of help to the state and the country, the opening match will take place at the oba palace while the final will be played at sam ogbemudia stadium.
“The objectives of the championship are to engage our youths sporting activities so as to divert them from vices in the society. To create the needed platform for the teams to showcase their talent for the challenges ahead.To enable the youths in the various local government to play in an organized setting under the global rules of the game and To expose our youths to our culture Heritage as cultural event areal so billed to place during the celebration,” he added.