The maiden Edition of the Edo state Head of service ( HOS) football tournament amongst civil/ public servants in the state will begin on Friday 17th November 2023.
The event designed to promote social interaction and physical well being of public servants across various ministries, department and Agencies in the state, will now kick off on Friday 17th of November 2023 by 3 pm at the western boys high school mini stadium, Benin city.
The HOS football tournament, that will be played on a knock out format will be physically and socially engaging for the participating civil and Public servants to meet the desired objectives of the tourney, that will climax in the second week of December 2023 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Eighteen teams will take part in the tournament, namely Govt house Football team, Edo state sports commission, ministry of Physical Planning, housing, urban and regional Development, ministry of health, office of the Auditor General, Electricity Regulatory commission, ICTA, Eddosubeb, Edo state school of Health technology, Edo state college of Agriculture and natural resources, Edo state Public building and meaintanance Agency. others are the Ministry of mining and Energy, Edsogpadec, Edo state fire service, Edo state college of nursing, EdOGis, ministry of Agriculture and natural resources and Procurement Angency.
Friday opening match will see college of Agriculture take on Edsogpadec by 3pm at Western boys high school mini stadium Ikpoba hill.
The winner of the tie will face the ministry of health on the 20th of November at Western boys high school mini stadium for a place in the second round against the Government house team on the 22nd of November 2023.
The Giant trophy for the first ever HOS cup amongst civil and Public servants in Edo state was donated by United Kingdom based media practitioner and the Chief Executive Officer of Truth Live Media Communications Ltd, Publishers of Truth Live News, Deacon Darlington Ray Okpebholo.