Monday, June 13, 2016
Ahaba Youth Leader Unite Youth Through Football
*As Umudaike F.C Emerges Champion
Okonta Emeka Okelum, Asaba
An Asaba Youth leader, Onianwa Joseph Medua, is building stronger ties amongst Asaba youths through annual tournament.
Since 1995, the youth leader had through personal funding and financial support from Umuonyia youths hosted "Proff 5 Aside Football Tournament"
The 35 minutes per half tournament is designed for talent hunt, peace and unity amongst youth population.
This year's tournament had 8 teams registered.
We commenced the tournament first week of March this year, Onianwa Joseph Medua told our reporter.
Yesterday, Otu-Ogwu F.C and Umudaike F.C played final match in the tournament.
Over the years, hosting the tournament had endured challenges like funding, security and technical support, Onianwa said.
At full time, both sides ended goalless, as Okonta Emmanuel officiated as the center referee.
We present medals and troupes to champions and cash awards of N30, 000, N20,000 & N10, 000 respectively to first, second and third place teams.
Highest goal scorer, best dressed team and best behaved team, go home with cash award of N5,000 each, the organizer said.
Umudaike F.C through penalty kicks emerged champions.
Sharing his thoughts with Asaba post news wire, Adimabua Patrick Okolo, Umuonyia youth leader, commended the organizer and urged other Ahaba well meaning individuals to support the initiative.
Onianwa Medua deserves community recognition over this pro-youth development initiative, Patrick Okolo said.