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A FRIENDLY football match was held between the priests of the Catholic diocese of Nsukka and Catholic Diocese of Enugu to mark the 25th Anniversary of the diocesan Newspaper ‘Choice Flame’.

There were other events to mark the celebration . Among them were a city Marathon Race for Peace, Essay Competition for secondary school in Enugu State and finally the football competition among the priests in the catholic dioceses in Enugu state.

The friendly football match was sponsored by the Speaker Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon Edward Uchenna  Ubochi and also with the help and support of the Governor of the State, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

In a brief interview during the half time, the speaker, said it is his privilege to be part of the competition and it is not easy for the priests to leave their various parishes for this and thank the diocese for making him part of it, when asked about any price for the winning team, he said the first will be given 300 thousand, 200 and 100 thousand respectively.

The Match was very competitive and the host Diocese won the match beating Nsukka Diocese 2 goals to 1. The scorers were Rev.Fr. Ogochukwu Adaoji and Rev. Fr. Nna Ikechuwu.

The events Grand finally which should be on Saturday the 23th has been postponed to March 3rd because of the election.

Also there in attendance was, the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most. Rev. Dr. Ernest Obodo, and host of other religious and crowds who were there to cheer them up.

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