Thursday, 01 June, 2023


Otolo youth ⚽ tournament ends in grand style

The 26th day of August 2021 was a great day to behold as lovers of sports throng out to Nnewi high School to witness the Otolo football ⚽ tournament finals.

You could recall that the Otolo youth football tournament started with an opening ceremony on the 15th day of

August 2021 with a ceremonial kick-off by Chief Hon Mbachukwu ( Ogbuefi Gosife) ably represented by Arch KC Onuchukwu (MD Digital Construction company) and since the game is on to ascertain the true champions ?

The game ended with a great fantasy as Nnofor defeated Umuenem 4-2 after a fierce 2-2 draws, and finally a penalty kick to determine the champion of the championships.

Dignitaries who were present to grace
this occasion was the Crown Prince of Nnewi Kingdom, Prince Barr Obi Orizu, Chief Afam Obiokosi( Obi Umuenem), Chief Sir IK Okonkwo (Okeosisi Nnewi), the Sponsor, 2Arc. Chidi Auliugo (Arcon Construction), Mr.Dozie Chukwulobe (Former Nnewi Presiden, Abuja Branch). Others were Hon Emeka Ofoma (Owelle) PG Otolo Youth, Mr. Ngozi Nnajiofor, The Sports Committee Chairman, Mr. Emeka Ibeto, Mr. Nnanyelu Akpunonu, and other notable individuals too numerous to mention.

The high point of the ceremony was the presentation of trophies and cheques to the winners. The CEO of Laser Oil and the Sponsor of this year’s tournament, Chief Sir IK Okonkwo, ceremonially presented the Sum of N150,000 to Umuenem for the 2nd position while the Crown Prince handed to Nnofor Youth the cheque of N300,000 for the first position. While trophies, Laser Oil and other consolation prices were given to other runner up and special, talented players and team members.

In Crown Prince’s Voice, this game is a uniting-force to our teaming youths and to my brother the Sponsor of this tournament, Okosisi Nnewi, may God bless him to do more.

Reactions from the Sponsor Chief IK Okonkwo, recalling that he played in this field while growing up, He insisted that he is poised to do more after a display of integrity and action plan by Emeka Ofoma the PG Otolo youth.

To Cmrd Nnoli Arinze ( PG Umunnem youth) elougised the leadership of Otolo Youths more Especially the PG Hon Emeka Ofoma (Owelle) and his excos, Mr Ngozi Nnajiofor and his commitee for a great success recorded at this year’s colourful Otolo Youth football tournerment.

Hon Emeka (Owelle) in his speech said that this is just a tip of the ice burge to what he and his excos have in stuck for the Youths of Otolo.

Mr. Ngozi Nnajiofor the Sport Committee Chairman thanked all members for there co-operation during these period and took time to thank the leadership of the four villages for their seriousness and composure in making this a reality.

Congratulations to Nnofor youth for a well-deserved trophy.

Hon Uzo Jiagbogu


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