Marine Base Church Wins Salvation Ministries 22nd Anniversary Cup
Marine Base Satelite Church of Salvation Ministries lifted the giant trophy at the 22nd anniversary football competition after defeating the defending champions, Hilson Satellite Church 5-4 sudden death penalty shoot-out after both teams played 1-1 draw at regulation time.
The 3-day competition held at the Sharks’ Stadium, Port Harcourt featured eight satellite churches in Borikiri and Port Harcourt Township.
The finals also featured the presentation of awards to the Highest Goal Scorer, Thompson Solomon of Marine Base team, Michael Ibinabo also of Marine Base as the Best Goalkeeper for conceding only one goal while the Best Player Award went to Harmony of Hilson team.
Speaking with sports journalists after the event, the Chairman, Organizing Committees of the 2019 Salvation Ministries Eight Nations’ Football Tournament within churches in Port Harcourt Township and Borikiri axis, Mr. Douglas Napoleon Douglas a.k.a Talking Machine said this year’s competition was better that last year’s in organization and standard of play.
Douglas disclosed that his target is to have a strong team like that of Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) football club, and said that with sponsorship, they would groom them as a team and also give them educational training.
He advised youths not to indulge in crime no matter where they lived and charged them to make positive friends for a chance and focus on their future career.
The Committee Chairman described the Presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministry, Pastor David Ibiyeomie as a visioner and the brain behind the competition, explaining that one can be a believer and succeed in whatever they do in the circular world.
According to him, one can still be a Christian and carry out some social activities as Christianity is not a bondage but liberty to express oneself, recalling that in 2002, five of the Brazilian World Cup team players that won the cup were Christians.