The Maiden Edition of UDOM for 2019 Unity Cup enjoys renowned endorsement as Obong Emmanuel Ukpong Udo, a PDP Chieftain and Political Leader of Ikono Local Government Area pledges his support for the tournament.
The philanthropist made this known when he voluntarily accepted to serve as the Vice Chairman of the tournament’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
The football tourney which is billed to run from 18th to 30th of November, 2017 at four (4) centres across Akwa Ibom State has Elder Eyo Okon (a.k.a Eyo Akwang), a PDP Chieftain from Mbo LGA as the Chairman of the LOC, with Comrade John Ekpenyong, the South-South Co-ordinator of Grassroot Sport Federation (GRASSOF) as tournament Co-ordinator.
LOC MEETING OF UDOM 2019 UNITY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
In a related development, the Technical Adviser of Akwa United FC of Uyo, Coach Abdul Maikaba has been (recently) appointed as the Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-17 side,the Golden Eaglets will head the Technical Sub-committee of the tournament with the amiable Secretary of Akwa Ibom State Football Association, Mr. Joseph Eberefe as his scribe.
With a whopping N2m earmarked for the tournament winner, N1.5m and N1m up for grabs by the 2nd placed and 3rd placed teams, respectively, the stage is set for a great tournament that is a mixture of financial reward alongside an opportunity for a lucrative football career in football. And this is not a surprise given the tremendous impact the Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration has created in the football, nay, sport sector.
GRASSOF READY FOR UDOM 2019,UNITY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
One would expect the various stakeholders to avail themselves of the unique opportunity created here: for the young footballers, it is a leeway to play selves to glory with money beckoning.
And to the stakeholders, it is use football as a veritable vehicle to drive home the second term ambition of the Governor who has done enormous and achieved greatly in sport.
This is just the chance for all..a sure win win situation with a National team Coach in the person of Abdul Maikaba closer to the grassroot, an international stadium ready for use and luring money as prizes up for grabs.
The Dakkada spirit need be explored to the fullest. The time is now!