Elder Emmanuel with the Gentle Giant, Uche Okechukwu

The President Osisioma Ngwa Youth Congress, Elder Emmanuel Nduagu has lauded the former Governor of Abia State and now the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Senator T. A. Orji, for sponsoring the 2018 Osisioma Ngwa Youth Unity Cup tagged ‘Osisioma Cup’.

The Osisioma Ngwa Youth Unity Cup is an indigenous football competition that is organised to showcase the untapped talents in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area in the city of Aba, Abia State.

Elder Emmanuel is grateful to Senator T. A. Orji for coming to their aid especially when they could not find any sponsor for the tournament.

“I thank the sponsor, Senator T. A. Orji, for coming to our aid. When I started this initiative with the committee chairman, we searched for sponsorship to no avail. But I thank and appreciate Senator T. A. Orji for this laudable gesture.

“Because of his sponsorship, you can see how organised the tournament is. You can see Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) certified match commissioners conducting affairs for each game, premier league referees — who have done quite well with officiating — and some dignitaries who have lent their support for the success of the competition.

“So, on behalf of Osisioma Ngwa Youth Congress, I appreciate Senator T. A. Orji for the sponsorship and I thank him immensely for this laudable gesture.”

The Osisioma Ngwa Youth Congress president is also grateful to the former captain of Nigeria men’s national football team, the Super Eagles, Mr. Uche Okechukwu AKA ‘The Gentle Giant’ for his support by allowing them to use the playing turf of Ngwa High School where his football academy — Abia Greater Tomorrow Football Academy — is currently conducting a screening exercise, as well as his words of encouragement.

In the day 3 games played yesterday, Ward 3 and Ward 6 played a one all draw, while Ward 10 worked-over Ward 1. The latter had lost their opening game on Sunday by two goals to nil but inexplicably failed to show up for their second game.

Today’s fixture will see Ward 2 lock horns with Ward 8 by 4pm.