OKUN UNITY CUP
One TEAM… One DREAM.
Rural manpower utilization through sport (football competition) within Okun and environ. This is an event that will be holding annually in order to rejuvenate and reinvigorate the Okun Youth and to further strengthened the cord of oneness amongst Okun communities through OKUN UNITY CUP that shall come up every December 24 to January 2nd (continuous project) that will have dignitaries in attendance.
The football competition is an initiative that is geared towards the unification of associations, youth’s groups, and subgroup, individuals- irrespective of their political ideologies, party affiliations, religious beliefs and social orientation at grassroots level of Okun communities.
This football competition initiatives to reintegrate and restore Okunland back to how she was in the days of our forefathers through sport activities.
- Provide opportunities for youth to be active, be fit, and be healthy.
- The activities surrounding the OKUN UNITY CUP shall be welcome by the local authorities as an antidote against the growing rate of DRUG ABUSE and THUGGERY.
- To encourage the players to have respect for the game, others, and themselves.
- Bring our youth closer together through common interests in sportsmanship.
- To reduce sedentary behavior which is attributed to youth obesity.
- Peace Advocacy and reintegration of OKUNLAND.
- Teach sportsmanship, teamwork and accountability; build character and inculcate discipline and instill the spirit of love- oneness.
- Through the reintegration aim, we tend to curb social vices.
- To discover talented players and link them with Nigeria Premier league or connect them to European club through reliable agent with monetary aid from Okun Crème de la crème in order for the district
(OKUNLAND) to produce the likes of Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo , Obafemi Martin, Ahmed Musa and other global icons like Lion Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Christiano Ronado and Sergio Aguero.
- To make Okunland the Brazil of Nigeria and a global count for a pool of youth Talents.
- Tourist attraction in Nigeria and the world at large.
-Show youth inclusiveness at grassroots level of development and social advancement.
- Aid social – support programs for Okun Youth Development.
- Supports federal government of Nigeria youth inclusive program to develop youths through sports.
Okunland comprises five (5) Local Government areas i.e. Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopa-Muro, Ijumu and Kabba-Bunu; therefore OKUN UNITY CUP is inviting three (3) team from each Local government because in the UNITY CUP COMPETITION we are making draws for only fifteen (15) team from the two federal constituency (Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopa-Muro, Ijumu and Kabba-Bunu) of Kogi State.
NOTE: The participating team of this year’s sport event would not be allowed to be represented in the coming year except for the defending champion. The competition is going to be rotational in order to avoid/curb clumsiness during the event and to allow other communities to participate subsequent year.
The OKUN UNITY CUP has come to stay. Your support will make the forthcoming event a reality and to the direct benefit of Okunland. Your support can go a long way in sustaining this project that intends to open talented people to opportunities outside the state or country. The resultant effect of this project is that the best players will be linked with Nigeria premiere league or clubs outside Nigeria with your support.
We look forward to your love, support and understanding.
Thanks and God Bless Okunland. Amen.