Sierra Leone Nido Ambassadors Defeat Congo Contractors 2-0

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The President, Abiodun Oyebola taking the kick-off to start the friendly match

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By Karifa Kello Thoronka

Nido Ambassadors before the match

As a way of celebrating their 57th anniversary the Yoruba Youth Organization in Sierra Leone in collaboration with Nigerians in Diaspora organized a friendly encounter between Nido Ambassadors and Congo Contractors on Sunday 6th October 2019, at SS Camp playing field in Freetown. The game ended 2-0 in favour of Nido Ambassadors.

The kick-off was done by the President of the Nigerians in Diaspora, Abiodun Oyebola. In his key note address he said the reason for organizing the friendly encounter is to maintain the good relationship between Nigerians and Sierra Leoneans as they are one family, and also to celebrate their country’s Independence.

Speaking with the Public Relations Officer Mustapha Ilesami, he noted that the football match was peaceful and well organized, adding that this has been a tradition for the past three years now. ‘We have been playing ourselves in previous years but this year we decided to play Congo Contractors as the host,’ he said. Mustapha went on to thank all those that participated or contributed towards the friendly encounter.

While thanking Sierra Leoneans for their support towards Nigerians, Aziz Omotosho a player for Nido Ambassadors mentioned that without a good relationship between the two sister countries, it would not have been a successful friendly encounter. He encouraged everyone to maintain the peace.

The Head Coach for Congo Contractors accepted the defeat in good faith, revealing that his boys tried their best to defeat their opponents but luck was not on their side.

The Yoruba cultural group entertained the spectators during the football match.

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