In memory of the 20th anniversary of the passing of his Father, Moshood Abiola Peller (Professor Peller), renowned business tycoon and philanthropist Chief Shina Peller (Chairman, Aquila Group) introduced the Peller Unity Cup to foster development and unity among indigenes of Oke-Ogun district in Oyo state.
The district which is made up of 10 Local Government Areas constitutes 60% of the total landmass of Oyo state.
The maiden edition of the Peller Unity Cup was declared open by Chief Shina Peller alongside Lady Peller with several dignitaries in attendance including Mrs Hannah Ogunesan (Permanent Secretary to the Oyo state Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftancy affairs), Chief Sule Abiola Peller (Chairman, Yoyo Bitters) several Local Government Chairmen in the district, The Royal Fathers, trade unions and top officials of the NYSC Scheme.
Chief Shina Peller also laid the foundation blocks for a new Hostel at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Iseyin, Oyo state which he is donating on behalf of the Abiola-Peller Family.
Even the showers of rain could not stop the record attendance of the spectators who trooped out in their multitudes to support their various teams leaving the whole town almost empty. The crowd was elated at the presentation of sport kits to all 300 players and team coaches who were presented before the dignitaries in attendance just before Chief Shina Peller addressed all participants and officially kicked-off the event.
The highlight of the event were the top notch performances from OBO himself, Davido, Sound Sultan, Air Boy, Base One, Que Peller and Breezy, who also encouraged and mentored the indigenous artistes who performed before them during the talent discovery session.
The opening matches were between (Iseyin United versus Kajola Villa (0 – 1) and the second match which was between Irepo United vs. Olorunsogo Boys (1 – 0) and while the representatives of the Oyo State Government, its FA, Ministry of youth and Sports and the NYSC Scheme addressed the spectators and participants on the need to live in unity and develop themselves for the betterment of the great state of Oyo, Chairman Shina Peller thanked everyone who graced the opening event and left in grand style.
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