The Oliola of Anegbette and Clan Head of South Uneme in Etsako Central Local Government of Edo State, His Royal Highness Alhaji Godfrey Y. Momodu (JP) welcomed the delegation of Nigeria Beach Soccer Association members who paid him a courtesy visit in his palace led by the African Beach Soccer Union (ABSU), President Mr Mahmud Hadejia.
The Nigeria Beach Soccer delegates arrived Anegbette community from Abuja to support and witness the 2022 Edo State Beach Soccer competition hosted by Chief Francis Osigbemhe Awoefe CEO/MD Habitel Care Foundation.
Receiving the delegation at his palace, His Royal Highness Alh. Godfrey Y.Momodu (JP) Ugbodaga spoke extensively about the existence of Anegbette clan to his guests on how he has been overseeing the affairs of his people for the past 41 years till date.
“Let me tell you that Anegbette clan is a peaceful and safe place where you can live and go about doing your business. Our people back in the days are blacksmiths and goldsmiths which were very viable in terms of commercial value, due to the fact that Anegbette had a ship bath in which the British came to buy the finished products of our blacksmiths such as irons, swords, bows and arrows used for slave trading. We are also blessed with plenty land we use for agriculture”.
Speaking about the visit and how the ongoing Beach soccer tournament has brought life to his people and it’s environs, the Otsosu Onaguma could not hide his joy as he was full of praise to Chief Francis Awoefe. “I want to sincerely appreciate our son, Chief Francis Osigbemhe Awoefe the Eche of Orogun Kingdom for his massive contributions to our people, he is a blessing to everyone. I had to call him to make sure that the Beach Soccer Tournament holds this year because it is an event that our people take with pride and use as a festival during this festive season, I can but only pray that God will continue to bless him for Us”.
Responding on behalf of the Nigeria Beach Soccer delegation, the African Beach Soccer Union President Mr Mahmud Hadejia thanked His Royal Highness for the warm reception towards them and he assured that with what his team has seen on ground, Anegbette has the capacity of hosting a phase for the Nigeria Beach Soccer League in not too distant future which will be entering the third season next year.
Hadejia who doubles as the National Coordinator of the Nigeria Beach Soccer League (NBSL) therefore on behalf of the Nigeria Beach Soccer Association (NBSA) presented a branded jersey of the NBSA to the Oliola of Anegbette Clan.
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