By Our Correspondent
Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki says, the 2022 Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament currently holding in Benin, the Edo State Capital, is particularly packaged to drive the Edo State Government’s campaign against drug abuse.
Mrs. Obaseki stated this on Thursday while declaring the Tournament open at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
The Tournament, she said, is second edition, scheduled to run between Wednesday, September 7, 2022 and Saturday, September 17, 2022.
The Edo State First Lady advised the participating teams at the tournament to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play throughout the competition, adding that they had 12 participating teams last year while this year, there are 13 teams to compete in the tournament.
“It gives me joy to welcome you all to this year’s edition of the annual Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament. I assure you that you will have a wonderful time during the tournament.
“We had 12 participating teams last year. This year, we have 13 teams to compete in the tournament. We will continue to grow and ensure that the vision of the tournament which is, checking social vices among youths, especially the girl-child, is realized,” she said.
Our correspondent reports that the opening ceremony was heralded by pomp and pageantry, with each of the 13 participating teams parading in their traditional colours to mark their presence at the tournament.
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