In a quest to support and promote Abia state football which he believes has suffered perennial negligence and reckless abandon, Sir Chikwe Udensi, a sports enthusiast on Thursday organised a star search football competition within the 17 communities at Arochukwu local government area of the state. The goal of the competition according to Sir Udensi is to source for the best talents in the state and assist them in building a formidable sport career.
According to the APGA chieftain, Abia does not have a fair representation at the national team, which calls for concern. To achieve the vision, he brought in John Fashanu, a former Premier League footballer with skills in football talent hunt. Fashanu called on the young players not to see their humble background as a limitation. “Best players come from poor not wealthy homes” he encouraged them. He used his personal story to inspire the players who represent their various communities.
Since charity begins at home, Sir Chikwe Udensi commenced the challenge cup at his local government with over 18 communities signing up for the competition. He reiterated his commitment to spreading this vision across all the 17 local government areas of Abia state. The star search challenge comes with a mouth watery reward of one million naira for the winner while the first runner up goes home with five hundred. Also three hundred thousand naira goes to the second runner up. He affirmed that all teams will be rewarded in order to source the best talents.
In attendance at the opening ceremony which took place at Abia college of education Asita were HRH Kanu Nwakanu, Eze Ibom isie of Arochukwu and APGA Abia state executives.
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