A total of 300 players from 20 teams in 10 Local Government Areas would compete for one trophy at the “Peller Unity Football Cup” which commenced on Tuesday, July 12 and will end on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp, Oyo State.
The Press Conference to kick-off this event took place on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Oyo State. It had in attendance House of Chiefs, 10 Local Government Area Youth representatives of the Oke-Ogun District, Members of Oyo State House of Assembly, Oyo State Commissioner of Works, Information and Youth and Sports, Representatives of the Oyo State Football Association and Representative of Oyo State Governor.
The organiser of the tournament, Mayegun of Igbobi-Sabe, Chief Shina Peller, during the Press Conference placed emphasis on the motive behind the PELLER UNITY CUP, saying it was based on true, honest and non-political intentions and was aimed at bringing football development to the youths of Oyo State through the 20-year remembrance of his late Father, Professor Moshood Abiola Peller.
He expressed his willingness to commence series of projects in the state as well as support the participants after the football tournament.
Chief Peller, who is also the Chairman, Aquila Group thereafter made an announcement of the cash prizes ranging from:
- 1st Prize, ₦500,000 (Nigerian Naira);
- 2nd Prize, ₦300,000;
- 3 rd Prize, ₦150,000;
- Most Valuable Player, ₦50,000; and
- ₦50,000 for Golden Boot Winner
in addition to this, free Sports Kits will be presented to all participating teams.Chief Shina Peller, thanked the Oyo State Government, Sponsors and Participating Teams, assuring
Chief Shina Peller, thanked the Oyo State Government, Sponsors and Participating Teams, assuring them that the event would be devoid of controversy and violence.