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Ikot Etefia Ukam FC Wins SAMRUF Unity Football Tournament

T he Ikot Etefia Ukam Football Club has emerged the winners of SAMRUF Unity Football Tournament in Ukam, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. At the final of the competition played at Ikpa Central Primary School, Ukam, Ikot Etefia Ukam defeated Ikot Osong Otuk Ukam by a lone goal. Both teams and the third place winners, Ikot Akpan Ukam, got cash prizes, while the other three participating teams, Ikot Ediongo Ukam, Ikot Obong Ukam and Ikot Akpabio Ukam were rewarded with consolation prizes. The sponsor of the football tournament, Mr Samuel Rufus Johnny, said the competition was staged to foster unity and create peaceful ambience in the community. Johnny, who is the chief executive officer of SAMRUF Technical Company, Port Harcourt and Obong Uforo of Ukam, remarked that through the competition raw talents would be discovered for the state, national and international exposure. He applauded the teams for displaying the spirit of sportsmanship during the tournament and expressed the hope that the 2021 edition will be expanded. Congratulating the winners, the Obong Uforo of Ukam charged youths of the area to be industrious and committed in their work so as to be useful to their families and the society at large. The chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Prince Aniekpon EnoEkpo, who graced the finals as special guest, saluted the sacrifices and love exhibited by Johnny, and called on others to key into such. He stressed that it was worthwhile to engage youths in such way, promising support for the sustainability of the programme. On his part, the councillor for Ikpa Ibom Ward Two, Pastor Oscar Smith, lauded the winners and the six participating teams for their show of comradeship. Others , including: Mr Idara Etteokon, popularly called; Eteidung Aidymost, Isantim Anietie Isiaenang, Mrs Imelda Ibanga and royal fathers, all extolled the sponsor for always attracting tangible programmes to the Ukam community, They prayed for God's continued blessings on him and his family.

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