24 teams drawn from the various neighbourhoods in the coastal city of Limbe, Cameroon, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, began battling for FCFA 1 million and FCFA 500,000 football trophies in the male and female competitions respectively.
The battle for the soccer crowns constitutes the 10th edition of the Limbe City Council Holiday Inter-quarters Football tournament.
The kick-off of the Limbe City Council holiday soccer jamboree was given by the Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai.
Meanwhile, speaking during the opening match of the tournament, the Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba, said despite the dwindling sponsorship of the competition, his Council is committed not only to providing water, electricity, roads and other social amenities to the populations, but also to encourage sport in the city, which he said, as been a unifying factors over the years.
To him, the competitions will gainfully occupy the youths and also provide them an opportunity to showcase their soccer prowess, which he said, may open up new and future opportunities for them.
The Government Delegate boasted that many players from the Limbe City Council holiday tournament were already playing with bigger clubs in and out of the country.
He pleaded with the teams to exhibit a spirit of fair play throughout the competition.