Lokpobiri football tourney holds Jan 30

Senator Heineken Lokpobiri

The Heineken Lokpobiri football tournament will now hold on January 30 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, according to the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), coach Meinkeme Fekete.
Earlier schedule for November, Fekete said the tournament was pushed forward by circumstances beyond the control of the organisers.

The tournament is aimed to fish out hiding talents in the 60 Bayelsa State villages.

According to the LOC chairman, 25 players would be picked after the tournament to play two friendly matches against the Flying Eagles of Nigeria and the Cameroon U-20 team in Cameron to honour Nigeria former international, Jossy Donbraye, the first player to score a goal at Cameroon at the Ayije Stadium, Cameroon, where his statue was built.

Fekete, who took Bayelsa United to win the Nigeria Premier League and reached the semi-final in CAF Cup, said the Lokpobiri tournament is the first of its kind in the state.

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