The flier announcing the tournament.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The Ndigboamaka Progressive Markets Association, an umbrella body of Major Market Associations in lagos has decided to take a break from the usual wheeling and dealing that come with their trade, put on some jerseys, boots and gloves in order to trade tackles at the football pitch.
The association in a programme released to the press by Hon Comrade Chinedu Ukatu the Secretary General of the Association who is also the Chairman of the organising committee shows the beautiful plan of having the various markets in Lagos compete in a football tournament that will herald an annual fiesta where budding as well as old talents will be showcased.
R-L: President of NDIGBOAMAKA Progressive Markets Association, Dr. Jude Ringe Okeke; the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman, United Nigeria Airline, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo; and the Secretary General of NDIGBOAMAKA, Comrade Chinedu Ukatu.
The competition which is called the National Grand Patron Unity Cup is scheduled to kick off from the 9th of October at the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The competition is organised under the Sponsorship of the National Grand patron of the association, Prof High Chief Obiora Okonkwo( Chairman United Nigeria Airline ltd) who will also be at the opening ceremony to cheer the teams.
The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is expected to grace the occasion to give the event the desired punch and relevance.There are about 58 major markets involved in the association out of which 35 expressed interest and selected to participate in the tournament, but a final list of 16 teams have made the tournament proper. There are going to be 4 matches per day with the final coming up on the 19th of November 2022. The organisers have made adequate arrangements for security and an ambulance is always available to attend to the players and fans alike.
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