July 13, 2024

Federation Cup: Edo FA Gets Sponsors For Teams.

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By Sedara Philip

 

Ahead of the registration of teams for the Federation cup competition in Edo state , succur has come for teams( Men) who are wishing to participate in the oldest football tournament in the state.

 

Two giant companies in Abuja, Lima Herbals and Lawspress international ventures in conjunction with Igbinovia Mikhail Osakpamwan who is a Board member (Edo south ) of the Edo state FA, have thrown their weight behind the new Edo FA Board as co- sponsors of the 2023/24 Edo FA Cup competition.

 

As sponsors, they will cover Twenty (20%) of the registration fee for the first twenty teams(Men) to register for the FA cup tournament in the state.

 

Meanwhile, the sponsorship for the registration is specifically for grassroots teams in the state. According to the agreement, ten(10) grassroots teams will benefit from Edo south, seven (7) from Edo Central and five( 5) from Edo North.

 

Responding to the cheering news, the elated chairman of the Edo state Football Association, Fred Newton said he is happy to for the kind gesture from the Abuja based Lima Herbals and Lawspress international ventures, just as he praised the efforts of his Board member Igbinovia Mikhail Osakpamwan who is in partnership with the companies.

 

” This is good news for Football in Edo state, and this is what want to see on a regular basis to help develop the game of football in the state, am grateful to them.

 

‘ I want to thank Lima Herbals and Lawspress international ventures for thier kind gesture towards football in Edo state, I can’t thank them enough, this will go a long way to help reduce the burden of financial implications of the participating teams in the FA cup here in Edo state, Fred Newton stated.

 

The FA boss, however commended the efforts of Igbinovia Mikhail Osakpamwan, who is a Board member of the new Edo state FA, for the partnership and tasks other Board members to take a cue.

 

Fred Newton, who on behalf of the Edo state Football Association appreciated Lima Herbals and Lawspress international ventures, tasked the organised private sector to emulate the Abuja based companies, he however seek sponsors for the women teams who will be participating in the state federation cup context.

 

 

Meanwhile, teams wishing to take part in the 2023/24 Federation cup in Edo state have until December 8th 2023 to register for the tournament. Interested teams are expected to visit the Edo FA secretariat at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to get details and register for the competition.

 

While Edo Queens are the state FA cup champions in the women category, Bendel Insurance football club of Benin city, are the current holders of the state and National federation cup competition following their victories over Bendel Insurance feeders team in the state final and Enugu Rangers in the national final held at the Stephen keshi international stadium in Asaba June 2023.

 

 

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