The first ever Chief Onigbinde U-17 (boys) football tournament will be held in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.

The competition which is organized by the Onigbinde Forum led by the Chairman, Prince Adewale Atiba has been christened after Chief Adegboye Onigbinde to celebrate the former Super Eagles coach while also serving as an avenue to discover talents.

The event has also got the backing of the Oyo State Football Association (OSFA) as a body under the supervision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to have a befitting and well organized tourney.

The Secretary of the tournament, Rasheed Ola Saraki, told the news men in Ibadan yesterday that thirty two teams accross the country is expected to take part in the maiden edition that will hold in October.

Three committees have also been set up to oversee proceedings; the technical committee, disciplinary committee and appeal committee.

Meanwhile, a pre-seminar of the event will take place on September 16 amongst the participating coaches in Ibadan.

Chief Adegboye Onigbinde was a former CAF/FIFA instructor, the Modakeke born chief was also a two-time Super Eagles coach leading the then Green Eagles to second place finish at the 1984 African Cup of Nations, he was also in charge of the Super Eagles team to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan.