Ika Village Square, IVS, the apex Pan-Ika group, has finalized plans to sponsor a football tournament amongst the Ika people of Edo and Delta States. The maiden football tournament will feature three teams from Igbanke, Ika North-East and Ika South Local Government Areas.
According to Mr. Joe Morgan, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, the tournament will commence this Saturday with opening match between Igbanke and Ika South at Ika Grammar School.
The Ika top musician said this morning: “We are working hard to ensure a very successful tournament. We expect massive spectators at the matches. We have made plans to ensure that all safety protocols are deployed in line with current corona virus pandemic. This influenced our choice of Ika Grammar School and Agbor Township Stadium.
According to Mr. Lucky Sunday, the technical director of the tourney, all the participating teams are in high spirit. “We want to identify football talents during this tournament. Several known national footballers and scouts will attend. Ika has great footballers like Evan Ikoku, Sunday Oliseh, Wilson Ndidi and Dickson Etuhu. These big names should be a motivation for the boys to raise their games. We are giving the teams branded jerseys as motivation. Trophies and cash will also be given to deserving teams and players. There is no better way to enjoy this Yuletide than going to the stands”.
The final of the competition which begins December 5 will be held at Agbor Township Stadium December 23.
Meanwhile, Ika Village Square holds her Annual General Congress on December 28, 2020 at Ezinne Event Centre according to a statement by Engr. Smart Ikem, the Chairman of the group. Aside presentation of awards that evening, a trust fund will be launched at the ceremony where Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is the Special Guest of Honour.