Ajipe Unity Cup Kicks Off In Ondo

The Maiden edition of the Ajipe Unity Cup kick off today with all the six local councils of the Ondo North Senatorial zone vying for honours.

The competition organised by Amaa Sport Promotion is been sponsored by Chief Dr Alex Ajipe, the Managing Director and CEO of Klick Konnect Networks Akure

The football tournament, which will involve the six Local Government Areas of the Ondo North Senatorial District, will be played across six centers, including Owo, Ifon, Ikare, Akungba, Isua and OkeAgbe

The team are EMALEX FC, EHINOGBE UTD, WOLFPACK IKARE JUNCTION, BENEFIT BOYS IPELE, SHAGARI FC AGO PAANU and TAYO FC ISUADA all from Owolocal government

In Ose, the team are REAL IFON FOOTBALL ACADEMY, IMORU ARIMOGIJA FC, OPTIMUM FA OSE and IFON UNITED FC while SOAS FC ARIGI, DYNAMIC FC Ese ,Glory Stars Ogbagi and Ogbagi  United will be representing Akoko North West.

Others are RANGER FC ,OBEJE FC Ise, Kakaraka FC Ugbe and Dynamic FC Ikare all from Akoko North East while AKOKO SOUTHWEST  will be represented by Super Stars FC, Winners FC Oka, Young Stars Supare, and Ikun United

AKOKO SOUTHEAST which is the six local government will be represented by
IBK FC Isua, ASK FC Epinmi, and Evergreen FC Epinmi

According to the organiser, Mr Akinwale Mayowa, Ajipe Unity Cup is one of the numerous activities and special events designed by the body, using the instrumentality of one of the most potent and proven tool (Football), to unite people from diverse cultural and religious background, into one indivisible and united body build on Justice and fairplay.

He said the platform offers everyone the opportunity to lend their voices, to people all around the world who are clamouring for peace in Nigeria.

“Our vision is to promote peace and unity among different tribes, cultures, institutions, states, communities and individuals through the message of Hope.”

Mr Akinwale Mayowa also said  The project is in collaboration with Ajipe Foundation, “a brain child of another illustrious Son of Owo land, who is passionate about the development of the youth in our community”.

In his address before the kick-off, the MD/CEO of KLICK KONNECT NETWORKS and sponsor of the championship, Chief Dr. Alex Ajipe said he was inspired by the desire to provide a platform to encourage youths in Ondo North senatorial district to develop their God given talents.

According him, there is reservoir of abundant talents in the area without the opportunity for development, adding that this informed his decision to embark on the project of harnessing the football talents to help secure their future.

He assured that the competition would be different from any other ever witnessed by the people in the past years. Describing it as a talent hunt. He  explained that those who displayed quality skills on the field of play will be put together for the next level of the project.

“The championship is well thought out. We are optimistic that it will impact on the teeming youths in Ondo North senatorial district , especially those with football talents.

Ajipe reiterated his resolve to ensure that the glorious years of the past returns to Ondo North senatorial district saying “the land shall be once again known as the land of milk and honey when it comes to sporting activities.”

He said: “My investment in the youths today is an investment for a greater tomorrow in our land. In unity, we can turn Ondo North senatorial district  to Nigeria’s Dubai”.

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