In line with his determination to develop sports, football particularly, Gov. Willie Obiano has assured that his administration will deliver a new stadium in Awka in eleven months time.
He made this known when members of the newly inaugurated Caretaker Committee of the Anambra Football Association paid him a courtesy call, at the Governor’s Lodge, Onitsha.
Speaking at the gathering, Governor Willie Obiano stressed that developing sports and football in particular, in terms of building the new stadium will further deepen the development of football talents in the state.
While commending the NFF and the state Sports Development Commission, the Governor announced the establishment of male and female Anambra football teams called ‘Anambra Bombers and Anambra Babes’ and challenged the Committee members to invest their best to reposition Anambra football .
Chief Oli, the state Chairman of the Anambra Sports Development Commission in his speech noted that
In his speech, the state Chairman of the Anambra Sports Development Commission, Chief Oli noted that turn around of sports in Anambra has been unprecedented in the past two years. Furthermore, he expressed optimism that they will start rebuilding football in Anambra state.
According to him,they have a 90 days mandate to pilot the affairs of football management in the state within which they will conduct election.
Responding, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Anambra Football Association, Dr Emeka Okeke thanked the Governor for recieving them and disclosed that they have already launched the Anambra football campaign, to canvass grassroot support for football advancement in the State.
He also assured that they will provide updated reports on a weekly basis of their activities. Symbolic presentation of football and football jerseys featured at the event.
Culled from: Anambra Broadcasting service