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Anambra begins football season

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GOVERNOR Obiano recently launched Anambra football season at St. Mary’s High School, Ifitedunu, for primary and secondary school students, tertiary institutions, and communities, among others.

Represented by his deputy Dr. NkemOkeke while kicking off the Anambra tournament, he said the event is geared towards getting our kids, traders, communities, and security personnel’s, actively involved in sports, so as to select great talents that would represent our state and nation in the global world.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman Anambra Sports Development Commission, Chief Tony Oli, said the event is a remarkable one in the history of sports in Anambra State. “It is a journey to create a football season for the state, and it would commence in December 30 2018, and would come to an end with the final match in May 27 2019, marking the children’s day”.

“It is an opportunity to catch them young, as we would select the young lads that would represent the state nationwide. We would rest during the rainy season and then by November 2019, we would kick off another season” Oli informed.

Okeke who commended Chief Oli for initiating this great concept for Anambra children and for the state, said that the event will make Anambra students more eager to win in the tournament. “Let the best team win” he prayed.

Highpoint of the event was the display of football skills by the children, and unveiling of the trophies by the deputy governor of Anambra State, Dr. NkemOkeke, as well as distribution of 1500 Anambra branded balls to all primary school kids, tertiary institutions, traders, community shield, and security challenge, to enable them practice effectively for the tournament.

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