Sports | Chimereze Age Grade win 2022 Eziala Na Umuoda Age Grade competition
Chimereze Age Grade win 2022 Eziala Na Umuoda Age Grade competition
Chimereze Age Grade of Ezialakaohu defeated Akuzuonu Age Grade by 3-1 to lift the 2022 Eziala Na Umuoda Age Grade Football Competition, sponsored by Official Stark Fundz.
The competition for communities in Eziala Na Umuoda was tagged the battle of all age grade football that involved 15 registered teams.
Akuzuonu who were defending champions came all out to retain the trophy they won last year but where overpowered by the threat posed by the sleek defensive move of the donor of the competition Nwachidinma Emmanuel Spark, Playing from the wing right position his dangerous moves from the right pegged the defense back to their half.
The competition witnessed turnout of over two thousand five hundred supporters of the two teams, traditional rulers, politicians and ex-footballers including Eze Charles Irebu, Eze Barrister Ekeocha, Hon. Engineer Chibuzor Agulanna, Aspirant of the PDP in the coming election for Aboh Mbaise/ Ngor Okpala Federal House of Representatives, Mbaise All Stars led by former Nigeria International Ceracus Ndukwu, Collins Nwaneri, Supol Mbodo Opara father of the donor and Chief Ben Iseguzo, highlife mestro Onye Okomoko and Bishop Onye aha rod.
In a post-match interview the donor and captain of his team, Nwachidinma Emmanuel, was excited about his community winning the trophy for the first time. He promised to the make the sponsorship of the competition a yearly event.
"I will thank God because it's not easy from the kick off we played unbeaten. I'm very happy.
It is actually trying to bring the youths together and this is just the beginning."
The competition was introduced by Rev. Fr. Julian Nwachukwu from Nduhu Umuoda, followed by Aboki Zaria from Ezialakaohu while the third edition of the age grade competition was sponsored by Official Stark Fundz. The First and second competitions were won by Age Grades from Umuoda.
Anaele Levi won the highest goals scorer award with seven goals while other prizes where won by all the teams that took part in the two-month competition.