THE stage is set for a football showdown between The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter and Peace Corps of Nigeria, Oyo State Command which will take place on Wednesday the 21st of September 2016, in commemoration of the United Nations International peace day. The game will take place at the University of Ibadan Sports Council football pitch.
The Peace Novelty match is part of a series of events scheduled for this year’s United Nations International Day of Peace and it promises to be highly tactical as well as entertaining.
Speaking ahead of the match which is expected to have top personalities from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the football fraternity in attendance, Oyo SWAN Chairman, Niyi Alebiosu, told journalists over the weekend that his team which just returned from a training tour of Spain would not spare its opponents. He added that all the members of the team had been motivated with prompt payment of their allowances. He warned the PCN team to expect a tough game from a highly motivated team on Wednesday.
On his own side, Patriot Adesina Oludare Adigun, Oyo State Commandant of the PCN, said the PCN team, which is an affiliate of the United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), The United Nations Economic and Social Council and Federal Ministry of Youth Development are not taking the match with levity as they intend to surprise the Oyo SWAN team.