Moses Orkuma Unity Tournament Open To All Nigerian Clubs, Footballers – Founder

Moses Orkuma Unity Tournament Open To All Nigerian Clubs, Footballers – Founder

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue born international footballer with UMM Salal Club Qatar and founder Moses Orkuma Unity Tournament, Mr. Moses Orkuma, has encouraged clubs in the country and young people wishing to take career in football to feel free to participate in the yearly championship which is also a talent hunt tournament to enable them develop their potentials of the game.

Speaking with sports writers at a media briefing held at the conference Hall of Aper Aku stadium Makurdi ahead of this year’s unity football competition in Gboko, the UMM Salal Qatar, Benue born international lamented that the tournament has done much in the area of producing players who are playing football at both national and international levels, but was not known as people see the tournament which is international in nature as a Gboko affair because it is being played in Gboko.

He said many players who were discovered at the tournament such as Anthony Okpoto among others were either playing division one clubs in the country or at International levels in Tunisia, Belgium and other countries across the world, explaining that the tournament is open to all categories of players with their demand for international placement being dependent on the need of the agents.

The  Qatar football international also appealed to journalists in the state to take interest in the promotion of local players through adequate media coverage to project home based players, saying he would ever remain greatful to Lobi Stars FC for the opportunity given him which has led him to feature in the National under 20 team and where he is today, and promised to maintain a cordial relationship with the present management of the club through ideas on how to save the club from relegation.

Orkuma,who said the Unity Tournament which has been in existence for seven years is not just a  competition for Gboko, but open to all teams in Benue and Nigeria wishing to compete for Laurels without sentiments in selection, assured sports writers that the organizers would carry them along henceforth to ensure adequate publicity of the tournament subsequently.

In a remark director of sports Benue State Mr Philip Nongo, commended Mr Orkuma, for giving back to youths through the competition which has produced a lot of players making waves across the world.

He said it was a thing of joy for the international to organize a program to take care of grassroot sports which in the past produced such players in the likes of Terfa Kpakor, and Dominic Iorfa, which has been abandoned and urged other internationals in the state to emulate Mr Orkuma, promising to sup


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