Adibe Emenyonuin Benin City
The Asue Ighodalo Gold Cup Football Tournament has began in Benin City, Edo State.
The football tourñament is being promoted by the Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, Truth Live News Media, Mr. Darlington Okpebholo Ray.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony/press conference in Benin City, Okpebholo, said the Dr. Asue Ighodalo Unity Gold Cup will engender unity among the youths across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.
He said that importance of football cannot be overemphasised in the area of fostering peace across the globe, hence Truth Live News Media decided to partner Edo State Football Association to sponsor the tournament.
“This momentous occasion is not just a celebration of football but a testament to the spirit of unity and empowerment that Dr. Ighodalo strives to instill among the youths of Edo State.
“The Dr. Asue Unity Gold Cup stands as a symbol of togetherness, peace and inclusivity, bringing together youth teams from the vibrant corners of our state -team Edo South, team Edo Central and team Edo North.
“Through the power of football, we aim to bridge gaps, foster understanding and promote harmony among our young citizens, transcending political boundaries.
“For us at Truth Media Communications, publishers of Truth Live News, we share in Dr. Asue Ighodalo’s vision for Edo State which encompasses a commitment to youth engagement and empowerment”, Okpebholo said.
Represented by Mr. Toba Owojaiye, Okpebholo said that the tournament serves as a proactive step towards realizing that vision, emphasizing the values of peace and unity that is crucial for the development of the state.
The winning team is to receive N250,000 in addition to the gold cup. The first runner up and the third placed teams are to receive N150,000 and N100,000 respectively.