Edo Queens, U13 Clash for Amaju in Benin

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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 state’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 state’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.
“It 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,” 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.
 Ilaboya said: “We have taken the bulls by the horns and we await others if they have such plans to follow in our noble footsteps”.