Windbacher Cup 2018: Sport Ministry Set To Kick-off Event With 10 Societies

The Parish Sports Ministry of St. Dominic Catholic Church Yaba, Lagos is set to kick-start the 2018 edition of the Windbacher Cup Football tournament with ten registered teams taking part in the most prestigious football tournament of the Parish.

The event which is expected to start at the St. Finbarrs College football ground on Saturday September 1, 2018 will kick-off with the Catholic Couples for Christ (CCC) playing the Young Christian Workers (YCW)in the first match of the tournament by 10:30am.

At exactly 1pm of same day, Board of Church Warden (BCW) will slug it out with St. Cecilia Choir (SCC) in the second match of the day, while St. Giles Choir (SGC) who will be marking their feast day on same day will also face St. Vincent De Paul later by 3:30pm .

St. Giles Choir whose feast day coincide with the start of the event will face St. Vincent De Paul in their first ever meeting

The remaining two matches of the first round will be played on Sunday September 2, with the Man of Order and Discipline (MOD) facing St. Anthony of Padua by 1pm, while Block Rosary Crusade (BRC) will slug it out the Catholic Youth of Nigeria (CYON) by 3:30pm of same day.

With the new structure created for this particular edition, it is expected that five teams will automatically progress to the quarter-finals while three best losers will join to make up for the eight teams.

The Windbacher Football Competition which is played in honour of the late Rev. Fr Ambrose Windbacher who served a greater part of his priestly vocation in St. Dominic Catholic Church Yaba, is one of the social programmes of the parish for her parishioners, with Biblical injunction taken from 1 Timothy 4:8.


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