Sports Tournament Will Boost Hospitality Business in Nigeria—Habibah Oyarekhua

November 8, 2019
Habibah Oyarekhua Sport Hospitality Business

Habibah Oyarekhua, captain of the Benin Club’s golf section, said the 25th edition of the women’s national golf tournament would help boost hospitality in Edo State, Nigeria. Oyarekhua assured during a courtesy visit to the Edo government house in Benin, with some golfers from the Beninese club.

“Golf is not just a game, it’s a way for people to connect and share business ideas and do things together. Some golfers are also willing to visit the Oba Palace in Benin, “he said. The captain said that the tournament to be held from October 31 to November 3 would need the support of the state government for a successful organization.

In his comments, Philip Shaibu, Edo’s deputy governor, described golf as a game that exposes his character and gives him a lot of attention. “If you want to know who someone is, let him come play golf. After playing nine holes, you can define who this person is and help you stay focused, “he said.

“For this tournament, we will have female and male golf players who will enter Benin from all the states of the federation. Then more money will enter Edo. And those who will appreciate the money are those who work in the hotel industry because they (the visitors) will book accommodation, they will eat and probably discos and drink wine when they visit site.

Shaibu then said that the state government would support the next women’s tournament. “We will contribute because our state has become a destination of choice for all events, both professional and sports,” he said.

He recalled that in March 2019, a group of sports consultants, 5-Stars Football Consultancy Ltd, announced the organization of the first annual five-nation football tournament in six cities to promote national unity and cohesion. in the country. The tournament will be held in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar and Ibadan for unity and national cohesion, said the executive director (CEO) of 5-Stars Football Consultancy,

The company’s executive chairman, Olumide Aturu, told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) that the host cities of the tournament were Lagos, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar Ibadan, and Abuja.

According to him, the tournament titled Ija Naija National Hospitality Club Cup 2019 is the general finale of the football festival combined with a series of secondary attractions exclusively in Nigeria’s best sports holiday resorts.

Aturu said a total of 16 teams in each city will participate in a series of competitive games to win medals and other prizes. “All places in each venue will be held in the city’s favorite sports centers and will be open to the public to see and support their favorite teams.

“Tickets for the grand finale depend on a successful exit from previous results in the cities, and then the best (4) teams in each state qualify for the national final.” Check out our social networks to see the editions. Complete after the Abuja Club Cup on November 4, 2018, and the Lagos Club Cup on February 10, 2019, “he said.

He said the tournament would be held at the following venues in the Port Harcourt Club Cup 2019 on Saturday, April 20th. Owerri Club Cup 2019, Saturday 27 April, Calabar Club Cup 2019, Saturday 4 May, Ibadan Club Cup 2019, Saturday 11 May 2019.

“There will be a charity donation and clothing donations in all tournament venues. This initiative aims to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of displaced people through mass sports. It also aims at achieving national unity and development and encouraging peaceful coexistence in the country, he said, “he said. Also, the Enugu Rangers International FC players have said that they enjoyed the hospitality of Lesotho’s Bantu FC, but committed to participate in the group stage of the competition.

Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Bright Silas and Godwin scored the club’s two goals in Lesotho and that they were all assisted by Chidera Eze at the Confederation Cup of African Football Confederation (CAF). Some of the players who spoke to reporters Tuesday at their arrival at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu said on Tuesday that they had been treated well in Lesotho.

Club midfielder Kelvin Itoya said his host was kind to them when they arrived and made things easier for them.

“All the players were at home when they arrived in Lesotho and we had light training and we thought that was where we will start negotiating for our group stage. We are almost getting away with two goals before Bantu FC has happily reduced their score before the end of the match.”

“Thank goodness, we have returned to Enugu successfully and on Sunday we will face the final battle of the second round. I urge our supporters to support us firmly.

“Our close followers should come en masse to encourage us to victory and those who are far away should continue to pray for us to successfully move to the group stage,” he said.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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