March 20, 2015

Teams set to vie for Edo FA Cup

Teams set to vie for Edo FA Cup


Twenty men and women’s teams in Edo State are set to begin battle for the top prizes in both categories of the state FA Cup. The final of both events is scheduled for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, on April 6.

An elaborate draws ceremony and presentation of trophies for the competition was held on Monday in Benin City. The winners’ trophy christened the Adams Oshiomhole Cup was donated by former Super Eagles player and coach, Austin Eguavoen while the Pius Odubu Cup for the losing finalists was donated by Osaro Asemota.

The third-place winners’ trophy was donated by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere. Other personalities that donated trophies for other events were Dudu Orume, Mike Itemuagbo and a former sports commissioner in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Sports, Presley Ediagbonya, commended Edo FA chairman, Frank IIaboya, for bringing a new dimension to the Edo FA Cup competition.