From Moses Mbaiorga, Gboko
The All Stars FC of Gboko recently, over powered the Benue Professionals FC of Makurdi by 3-0, to clinch the 4th edition of the Moses Orkuma Unity Cup, played at the JS Tarka stadium, Gboko
Presenting the trophy to the winning team, an Ex – International and former Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi, Dominic Iorfa commended the initiator and sponsor of the tournament, Moses Orkuma for his foresight, to boost football and promote footballers in the state.
Iorfa who expressed happiness with the standard of play of both teams and their show of the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the game, called on well meaning individuals and corporate organisations, to sponsor grassroots football in the state in order to complement the efforts of the government.
In his response, the Qatar based professional footballer, and sponsor of the tournament, Moses Orkuma
said, ” my initiative of this programme was borne out of the desire, to bring available professional football opportunities to the door steps of Benue youths and in turn, take them off the streets and engage them in gainful vocation” and because of the passion that he had for football, he took it upon himself to create a platform that would enable young talents attain lofty heights in football.
He further cited some of the players that were selected in the previous editions of the Moses Orkuma Unity Cup and were playing professional football in Tunisia as Atavti, Abata among others.