BY: Vitalis Ugoh, Calabar
The House of Assembly candidate under the All Progressives’ Congress( APC) for Bakassi Constituency, Hon Eyo Bassey Edet, has floated a football tournament in the area tagged ” Empowerment Football Cup Competition”.
Hon Eyo who disclosed this during an interview, said “football is one of the oldest sports known to humanity as it is not just a sport “, adding that, ” participating in it brings people together as a unifying force”.
He said despite cultural and language differences, ” football has the ability to bring communities together by connecting people with the sport that brings them joy.” “It breaks down barriers that divide us from one another and inspires peace, even in the unlikeliest of places”
The erstwhile Secretary of Bakassi Local Government Council explained that, “It is on this premise that I have set out plans to host Empowerment Football Cup Competition among football teams comprising of active young people in my constituency, Bakassi Local Government Area”.
He said his desire is to create platforms that will expose and empower young indigenous talents beyond political party lines and affiliations.
Eyo further stated that the competition will also unveil budding and unexposed talents in the area and bring them to limelight.
The football cup competition according to him, will commence from 1st October 2022 to 15th October 2022 at Alaska Field, Ikang Town, and Government Primary School Ekpiri Ikang at 2pm daily.