Sugar Cane Unity Soccer Fiesta Will Promote Sports Dev't - Otunba Tajudeen Saheed


The upcoming Sugar Cane Soccer Fiesta 2021 in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State has been described as a unity-fostering initiative which will help promote sports development at the grassroots.

Speaking with Kwarareporters in Ilorin on Wednesday, the CEO of Passmark Entertainment,Otunba Tajudeen Adesoji Saheed stated that the idea of the competition is hinged on taking the youth away from the street while also engendering unity among the communities.

"As a sports promoter my concern is for the development of our youth through sports, because it's one of the available platform to take them away from the street" he said.

The final event of the four-team scheduled tourney which is organised by Passmark entertainment in conjunction with Okeya-Ipo youth is billed for the third day after the Eid-li-Kabir Festival at ECWA primary School,Okeya-Ipo.


"As part of the programme on the third day of Ileya, there is going to be a football tournament among four clubs in Irepodun local government and also have an award presentation to distinguished sports personalities later in the night" explained Otunba Adesoji.

Dignatries expected at the event includes, Sam Elijah,former Nigeria International,
Otunba Raheem Omoniyi as Chairman of the day; ace sportscaster and Publisher of Sportspro News, Bayour Issah, Ojomu Idowu and a host of others.

Oba Saheed Giwa Opadoye, Oludopo of Okeya-Ipo is also expected to be the royal father of day where talented footballers will have opportunity to showcase their talents.

Teams featuring in the tournament includes, Oro United FC, Okeya-Ipo Lagos-based FC, Omu Aran United FC and Okeya-Ipo Home-based FC.

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