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Anambra Community Cup: Umunnachi, Achina advance to finals



UMUNACHI and Achina will meet at the final of the ongoing 2019 Anambra Community Cup Football tournament after defeating Agluezechukwu and Nanka respectively.

In the first match played at the Otuocha Township Stadium, Anambra East LocaL Government Area, Umunnachi trounced Aguluezechukwu by 3 goes to nil

Reacting during the match, Chairman Sports Development Commission, Tony Oli disclosed that the essence was to take Anambra youths off the street.

Mr. Oli revealed that Governor Willie Obiano is  determined to ensure meaningful engagement of youths in different skills.

He furtheri disclosed that 188 communities in Anambra State participated in the tournament, noting that the final between Umunnachi and Achina would be played on  December 28, 2019, at the St Mary’s High School field, Ifitedunu.

He commended Governor  Obiano for investing in sports, which according to him had projected the state to limelight.

One of the sponsors of Umunnachi team, who is also Chairman, Dunukofia Local Government Council, Emeka Okonkwo, said the tournament was best way of building youths and taking them off the street to refrain from crime and criminality.

While commending Governor Obiano for the initiative, he expressed confidence that Umunachi team would defeat Achina in the final.

He said the winning team had received various motivations and they are determined to emerge victorious in the final.

Meanwhile, the second semi final  match was simultaneously played at Abagana, where Achina defeated Nanka with a lone goal.

Emmanuel Okafor of Umunachi scored two goals while Alaka Onyeka scored one.

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