As part of the programme of events for the grand reception for Amaju Melvin Pinnick by the South-south Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) today in Benin City, a novelty match between Edo Queens and the stateâ€™s Under-13 male side has been scheduled to precede ceremony at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Edo FA Chairman and Media Committee Chairman of the South-south Congress, Frank Ilaboya, said in a statement that the match is between Edo Queens, the top women side in Edo State and the stateâ€™s Under13 male side that was being groomed by late national team Coach, Amodu Shaibu. The reception proper is scheduled for 6.30pm at the Government House in Benin City.
â€œIt will be an interesting encounter and a forerunner to an evening of fun, where all the big shots in football and sports from the South-south and indeed Nigeria, will be represented. All logistics have been put in place and I can assure you that the event will go on flawless on Friday,â€ Ilaboya assured stakeholders thursday.
There are already indications that other zones are planning receptions for the NFF President/CAF Executive Committee member who was also recently appointed into FIFA Organising Committee.
Â Ilaboya said: â€œWe have taken the bulls by the horns and we await others if they have such plans to follow in our noble footstepsâ€.