This year’s edition of Oba of Benin Youth Soccer Carnival is expected to begin March 19 at the Oba Palace Sports Field.
According to the Secretary of Edo State chapter of the Youth Sports Federation Of Nigeria (YSFON), Comrade Moses Agbonlahor, this year’s edition which is the 24th in the series has been approved by His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa (CFR), the Oba of Benin.
He explained that football clubs from different parts of the country are participating in this year’s tourney as mark of honour to the Royal Father who is also the grand life patron to YSFON for his development and contributions to the unity of Nigeria as a nation.
The tournament is organized by YSFON and would end on March 24 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
The Edo YSFON Secretary solicit for financial assistance from corperate bodies and good sports philanthropists in order to make this year’s competition a huge success.