Organizers of the maiden Ken Saro Wiwa Football tournament, C and G s Consultants, have promised a classy show from Saturday, November 21 2020 in Ogoniland, and a credible Award Night later in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
It is aimed at creating healthy competition and discovery of talents among Under 18 football teams in and around Ogoniland and other oil producing states of the Federation.
Director of C&G s consultants, Onoriode Omagui disclosed that the Ken Saro Wiwa Cup and Merit Award would be the best youth football programmes ever staged in the country, even as registration of teams is ongoing.
Omagui, an ex-Nigeria international said the football carnival featuring 16 Under 18 teams and the Merit Award night are part of activities for the 25th Anniversary of the Late Ken Saro Wiwa, a former Author, Environmental and Human Rights Activist.
While applauding the National Youth Council of the Ogoni People for the initiative, Omagui revealed the winner of the maiden tournament would cart home the sum of one million naira (N1m) as N500,000, N300,000 and N200,000 will go to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams on the final day
He confirmed that the weeklong football carnival holding at the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnics Ogoni, Rivers State, would see selection of the best 22 footballers and three best coaches for the establishment of the Ken Saro Wiwa Football Academy, while some s loving state Governors, ex-internationals and other stake holders will be at the Ken Saro Wiwa Merit Aware night later on.