Macito football club today defeated Algon boys by 1 nil in an opening encounter of Udom National Under 17 championship played at the University of Uyo mini stadium.
The goal which came at the second half of the game by the Macito stricker threw fans and spectators into jubilation for recording a goal at the opening match.
Declaring the tournament opend, Hon. Saturday Akpan Who is the organising secretary of people Democratic Party PDP, and also a former house of Assembly member for Ukanafun advised the players to adopt fair play in their matches to avoid injuries during the competition, while charging them to see the tournament as a ground to display their dexterity in sports as well as self development for future opportunities.
Among dignitaries who grace the opening ceremony were Pastor prince, Iboro Udom local organising committee chairman, Chief Eyo Okon tournament facilitator, Hon. John Ekpenyong tournament coordinator and Hon Emmanuel Boniface. Others include, Akwa United coach and technical adviser, coach Charles Bassey, Hon. Isong Isang, Chief Uko Akpabio state chairman grassroots sports federation Akwa Ibom state, coach Ada Gwegwe south south secretary of GRASOF, Elder Fred chairman Nigeria supporters club, chairman Nigeria Union of journalists, Akwa Ibom state, Comr. Amos Etuk, Mr. Tanko Ahmed National organising secretary of GRASOF, Elder Fred chairman Nigeria supporters club, sports journalists and members of the public. So far about ten teams where screened out for presenting over age players.
Meanwhile, records from other centers where the match was played indicate that Fidwax United defeated kanke fc by 3:1, Clement praise won Essien Udim stars by lone goal while Royal Eagle loss to Insight Bible fc by one goal. In the same vain Dynamic fc defeated Redemption Academy by 2:1 while Miracle soccer loss to their opponent pillers inverstors by 2:0.