The stage is now set for the final match of the maiden edition of Kators Cup football tournament for youth teams in Edo State.
The week long soccer carnival which kicked off May 14th, 2021, will come to a climax on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, at the Western Boys High School Sports Complex, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City with two top teams Isaac Success Football Club and Dinamo Academica, battling for the coveted trophy.
Isaac Success Football Club owned by Watford and Super Eagles striker, Isaac Success, defeated tournament favourite Shooting Arrow Fc 5-4 on penalties after scores at regulation time stood at 1-1 while Dinamo Academica edged out Rolly FC 4-3 also via penalties after goalless draw at full time.
Cup donor and sponsor, USA based football administrator and scout , Osaigie Christopher Ekhator, said, he is satisfied with what he has seen in the last one week of football action in Benin City, adding that some talents have been identified good enough to play outside the shores of Nigeria.
“I am happy to be part of this, and I must admit I have enjoyed watching these young boys since the start of the tournament, myself and friends have identify some talents good enough to earn deals abroad and that is my mission.
“I want to commend my friends who put up a good organization to ensure the success of this tournament including those who have supported the program and the fans.
“I also want to thank Edo State Government for providing the facility for us to engage these youth, we shall expand the tournament next year,” Ekhator stated.
Ekhator, who is an ex footballer, used the opportunity to thank BellPoint Energy Limited that has decided to partner Kators football tournament in its bid to continue their investment in the developmental enhancement of young talents in Nigeria.
Shooting Arrow FC will slug it out with Rolly FC for the losers final on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, by 1pm.
According to the organizing committee chairman, Joseph Isokpehi, cash prizes, medals, individual awards, and tournament souvenirs will be given out to the winners during the closing ceremony.