Moses Orkuma FC beat Obagaji FC 2-0 to win the inaugural Moses Simon Unity Cup in Makurdi, Benue state, Nigeria.

In one of the biggest football competitions ever held in Benue, over 140 teams participated in the Moses Simon Unity Cup, with participants from Obagaji, Otukpo, Gboko, Makurdi and Apah Local Governments area of Benue well represented.

Speaking after the final game between Moses Orkuma FC and Obagaji FC, the Super Eagles and Nantes FC foward said ; “It is going to be a yearly event. I’m excited with what I have watched in the finals, so many raw talents and with time they will go places.

“Actually, it’s a competition to promote the youths in about five Local Government areas. The first time I came to see the First Lady, we discussed and I saw some talents from the female team, which we spoke at length about, when I got back I just felt it’s the right time for me to organise a competition, to see some young talents which I think I can promote their career.”

Known for his numerous acts of charity, the 27-year-old forward who is a native of Benue but has spent the best part of his life in Kaduna State, refers to the North central state as his hometown.

The Chief of a community in Benue State, Chief James Ocheche described him as “a boy who wants the development of his community”, when he drilled three boreholes in the community where his father hails from, two years ago.

“He was sympathetic enough to sink three boreholes as an individual. You can see that he is a boy who wants the development of his community. May God keep him and lift him further in his career.” Chief James said.

Reacting to why he decided to organise the tournament in Benue, Simon said ; “Benue is my home town, this is my second time of being in Benue. I’m here to help the youth, likewise Kaduna State.” He concluded.