*Tourney kicks off next Tuesday
About 300 players from 20 teams in 10 Local Government Areas would compete for the “Peller Unity Football Cup” which will commence on Tuesday, 12th July and end on Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp, Oyo State.
Addressing a press conference, which took place on Thursday, 29th June, 2017 in Oyo State, which had in attendance House of Chiefs, 10 Local Government Area Youth representatives of the Oke-Ogun district.
Others present include members of Oyo State House of Assembly, Oyo State Commissioner of Works, Information and Youth and Sports, representatives of the Oyo State Football Association and representative of Oyo State Governor.
The organiser of the tournament Chief Shina Peller, during the press conference placed emphasis on the motive behind the Peller Unity Cup, saying it was based on true, honest and non-political intentions and was aimed at bringing football development to the youths of Oyo State through the 20 year remembrance of his late father, Professor Moshood Abiola Peller.
Chief Peller thereafter made an announcement of the cash prizes ranging from 1st Prize: N500,000; 2nd Prize goes home with N 300,000; 3rd Prize winners will get N 150,000;
Most Valuable Player in the tourney gets N50,000 and N 50,000 goes for the Golden Boot winner. He presented free sport kits to all participating teams.
Chief Shina Peller, thanked the Oyo State government, sponsors and participating teams, assuring them that the event would be devoid of controversy and violence.