The Local Organisng Committee (LOC) of the ongoing 17th annual Bishop Mike Okonkwo Football competition has been commended for creating a level playing ground for all the teams.
The championship enters week 3 this week at the football pitch of National Institute for Sports Lagos with coaches and players expressing happiness at the organisation.
Some of the coaches who spoke in Lagos, said they were not surprised because the competition which is sponsored by the church over the years have been living up to expectation and will not like to be associated with bad officiating, ineligible players and other vices that characterize our football.
“The LOC members are doing a great job. Since the commencement of the competition, we’ve not witnessed any victimization or bad officiating which characterises most tournaments organised in this country”, they said.
“What this mean is that the LOC under the leadership of Deacon Malachy Ndubuzor is out to deliver a worthy championship as has been the case with previous editions and kudos must go to them for doing a good job since the commencement of the tournament and we hope it will be sustained till the end of the competition, ” they chorused.
Meanwhile, in some of the matches decided in Week 2, Stanley Global FC lost by 0-3 to Samjason with Peculiar FC beating Salvage FC 2-0 while Atlas FC also recorded a 2-0 defeat over Odiah FC just as Freibergeroeg FC recorded another 2-0 defeat over Believers FC.
In the women category, Dream Star Queens recorded a slim 1-0 victory over Dannez Ladies FC
A total of 64 male and 8 female teams are competing in the tournament being sponsored by the Presiding Bishop of ‘ The Redeemed Evangelical Mission ( TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo.