By: Comr. Amos Kalu and Idika Michael (Umuahia)
The Okezie Ikpeazu Unity Cup competition organised by The Acting Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu has come to an end at Ohafia Local Government Secretariat Ebem, today, Saturday 5th May, 2018.
According to the Acting Governor, The competition was organised between all the wards that make up Abia North District and in honour of the Governor who he said has tremendously shown commitment to the development of Abia State.
A total of about 84 marches were played during the competition whereas: Isukwato, BENDE, Ohafia and Umunnochi qualified for the grand finale.
At the end of the tournament, Umunnochi made away with the Golden trophy with a cash price of N500,,000 after beating Ohafia team represented by Abiriba with a lone early-goal scored at first half of the match, but defended till the 90th minute.
Ohafia went home with the silver trophy and the sum of N300,000 while Isukwato went home with the bronze and a cash sum of N200,000.
About 5 outstanding players were picked for sponsorship even as the Acting Governor promised to make the competition an annual event to support and encourage the youths.
Lending their voice to Ohafiatv during an interview sessions, Honourable UKO NKOLE, member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal constituency said that the competition is a welcome development aimed at bringing out the best in the youths to harness and project them while at the same time fostering Unity among the people of Abia North Senatorial District.
Lending his voice also, the Umunnochi Perm Sec, expressed deep happiness for the outcome of the competition and promised that more of such youth oriented event should be expected.
He revealed that there’s another wonderful competition for the Ladies who have performed Excellently well and being that his Local Government has won, he was very excited.
The Umunnochi LGA Chairman, while speaking with Ohafiatv said his joy knows no bound as his boys have made him proud.
“I feel like dancing and I assure you we are poised to win again and again”. He teased.
Faces at the Grand Finale:
Hon. Uko Nkole, member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency,
Hon. Darlington Nwokocha, Member representing Isiala Ngwa North/South Federal Constituency,
Hon. Emma Nwabuko, Principal Secretary to the Governor,
Hon. Francis Uchendu, Member representing Ohafia South State Constituency,
Chief John Eke Njoku, Ohafia LGA Chairman,
Hon. Ginger Onwusibe, Chairman, Isiala Ngwa South LGA,
Hon. Ikechukwu Nwabekee, Special Adviser to the Governor on Health,
Commissioner for Sports, Abia State,
Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon. Uzor Azubuike,
Chief John Okocha, PDP Chairman, Ohafia LGA,
Chief John Obu, former Head Coach, Flying Eagles,
Chief Ejikeme Ikwunze, Director of Sports, Abia State, among others too numerous to mention.