As Rt. Hon Chukwuegbo Supports Tournament With N15 Million Naira.
TeamOfor, a formidable political group, founded by constituents, friends and associates of Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo has designed a football tournament christened ” 042 Gburugburu Football Tournament.
Speaking during the team draws at his Amechi country home, the member representing Enugu North/ Enugu South Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo expressed happiness with the development describing it as a wonderful idea. He said that the tournament would keep the youths busy as well keeping them out of troubles especially at this time of security challenges in the country. He praised Gov. Ugwuanyi for his committiment to sports development in Enugu State.
” I am glad that you put up suçh a wonderful competition for our youths. This tournament I believe will engage the youths, keep them out of social vices especially at this critical time of security challenges in the country”
The lawmaker called on the youths, soccer pundits to avail themselves this opportunity to showcase their talents for greater football exposure.
Chukwuegbo thanked his supporters, friends and associates who have put up the tournament for their love and support for him adding that such show of love and support will never be taken for granted and must be appreciated.
The tournament has 16 teams competing for the grand prize. The teams are drawn from four Local Governments of Enugu East, Enugu North, Enugu South and Nkanu West with the following teams; Emene, Uwani, Trans- Ekulu, Awknanaw South, Awkunanw West, Achara Layout/ Maryland, Obiagu, Coal Camp, Agbani Road, Garriki, Independence Layout, Ngwo/Udi sidings, New Haven, Asata/Ogui, Umuchigbo, Abakpa.
The tournament will kick off on the 10th of October with an open ceremony at the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu between Agbani Road Team and New Haven Team, the tournament will be rounding off by the second week of December,2021.
Rt. Hon. Chukwuegbo promised to support the tournament with the sum of N15 million and gave the teams a cash sum of N1.6m to enable them prepare for the competition. He also presented the teams with Jessy’s, goal keepers kits, football’s and tournament vests to all team coordinators and match officials.
Present at the draws are; DG, TeamOfor, Hon. Chief Chiene I. Chiene, President, Amechi Uwani Town Union, Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Nnaji, Chief Igwe Obodo, Hon. Orembo Okite, team coaches, Cordinator’s, match officials, some tournament players and other football lovers.
In a vote of thanks, Mr. Christopher Eze ( Ochudo) thanked the entire TeamOfor for what he described as a wonderful ideal saying that the tournament is Rich and expressed the hope that many youth will be discovered from that event.
He thanked Hon. Chukwuegbo for his support to football development in the state and prayed for God’s protection and more blessings in his chosen career.