Chief Boniface Okparaku, Coordinator of Catholic Men Organization (CMO) Isolo Deanery, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has donated a silver cup to be presented to the winner of the newly-instituted yearly CMO Football for Christ Tournament. In addition, champions of the annual tournament will smile home with a cash award on N500,000.
The first tournament will take place at the Ikotun Technical College Football pitch in June2019, but the actual date and other details are yet to be released by the organisers.
The participating teams are all the 15 parishes in the Isolo Deanery.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr.Alfred Adewale Martins, will inspect the participating teams and take the kick-off.
Mr. John Aigbokhaode, President, Catholic Men Organisation, Lagos Archdiocese, Chief Vincent Umeh, 1st vice President of the organization and Chief Ernest EmekaAsoegwu, former National President of Catholic Men Organisation, Nigeria(CMON), are among CMO leaders who are scheduled to make special presentations to the participating teams and officials.
Chief Okparaku, who will present the cup to the winning team, told the organisers of the tournament that they should use the games for evangelisation,promote healthy living among the men, build bridges within the Catholic community and foster understanding and co-operation among the Catholic men in the deanery.
Isolo Deanery is reputed to be the overall champions of the1st edition of Most Rev Dr.Alfred Adewale Martins Football Tournament organised by Lagos Archdiocesan Catholic Men Organization (LACMO) in 2014. The Isolo Deanery champions, Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oke-Afa emerged winner of the football tournament defeating the hard fighting Catholic Church of the Assumption, Falomo 1-0 in the final played at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos on Saturday, November 8, 2014, while the bronze also went to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Arida, also in Isolo Deanery.
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