…promises to complete Awka Stadium in 11 Months
…announces new Anambra Football Teams
Governor Willie Obiano while receiving members of the newly inaugurated Caretaker Committe for Anambra Football Association at the Governor’s Lodge, Onitsha gave assurance that the Awka Stadium will be completed in 11 Months.
The Governor assured the new Caretaker Committee of his support to develop sports especially football in Anambra emphasizing his believe that the new Awka Stadium will further deepen development of football talents in the State.
While commending the NFF and the State Sports Development Commission, the Governor announced the establishment of male and female Anambra Football Teams called ‘Anambra Bombers and Anambra Babes’; and challenged the Committee members to invest their best to reposition football in Anambra State.
In his speech, the State Chairman of the Anambra Sports Development Commission, Chief Oli recalled that turn around of sports in Anambra has been unprecedented in the past two years, saying that the association has had a long journey, but with the support of the Governor, a sigh of relief has been heaved, expressing optimism that they will start the rebuilding of football in Anambra State.
Responding, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Anambra Football Association, Dr Emeka Okeke thanked the Governor for recieving them, pointing out that they have already launched the Anambra Football Campaign, to canvass grassroot support for football advancement in the State, assuring that they will provide updated reports on a weekly basis of their activites.