Governor Ifeayi Okowa will on Friday, November 29, 2019 present the first Prize of the most popular Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Cup also known as Comrade Mulade Sheriff Peace and Unity Cup tournament.
He lauded Governor Okowa and affirmed that the cup presentation is in line with his slogan “Prosperity for all Deltans”
The Grand Finale will have Ogidigben FC clash with Okerenkoko FC and in the third Place, Kunukunuma FC will lock horns with Ajudiabo FC at Township Stadium on the 29th of November, 2019.
The final will be played at Benikrukru township field, Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA, Delta State.
The Ijaw/Itsekiri Unity Cup competition is the brain child of the Founder and National Coordinator of the foremost NGO, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade. The football initiative runs with his vision to develop a peaceful coexistence in the riverine Communities most especially in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade stated that the drive is to use events like this to foster socio-economic and healthy development in communities, as well as peaceful co-existence among Itsekiri, Urhobo, Ilaje and Ijaw youths in riverine communities of Delta and Ondo states and their environs.
At a media parley in Warri, Delta State, the enigmatic Comrade Sheriff Mulade disclosed that Governor Okowa is expected to present the first Prize to the winner of the competition, while the Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Burutu Otuaro and the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori are to present trophies to the winners.