19 November 2012

Nigeria: President Jonathan's Peace and Unity Football Competition Ends On Tuesday

The final match of the President Goodluck Jonathan's National Peace and Unity Male Youth Soccer Tournament is expected to hold in Abuja on Tuesday, the organisers said in a statement.

Kunle Olubiyo, Secretary, African Youth Sports Federation (AYSOF), the tournament organisers, said in Abuja that the championship was to commemorate the 55th birthday anniversary of Jonathan.

It said that the Bala Mohammed Babes of FCT would take on Tanko Almakura Babes FC of New Karu, Nasarawa State, at the Old Parade Ground.

The statement said the tournament was dedicated to the enhancement of peace and unity in the country, as well as capacity building of sporting skills and constructive engagement of the Nigerian youth.

It said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Anyim Pius Anyim, was expected to lead other top government functionaries to grace the event.

The "epoch making final" would also be attended by stakeholders in club soccer from all over the country, it added.


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