The Soludo’s victory football tournament, 2021, proudly sponsored by MING GROUP, kicked off yesterday, Sunday 21/11/2021, at Okongwu Memorial Grammar School’s football pitch, Umudim Nnewi in Nnewi North LGA.
The CEO of the sponsoring company, MING GROUP, Hon Barr Sir Chinedu Leonard Ubah ( TINO ) KSJI (Eziokwu Welu Ike Nnewi), in his opening speech, thanked God for the successful and peaceful conduct of the Anambra State Governorship election held on Nov 6.
Barr Chinedu made it clear that he is dedicating this year’s edition of the tournament for the resounding victory recorded by APGA Candidates Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo and Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim a landslide victory at the poll.
He equally lauded all the APGA faithful and Ndi Anambra in general for their doggedness and belief in APGA Government by casting their votes for the party and its candidates.
Continuing, Barr Tino eulogized the hardworking Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Dr Sir Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano and his amiable wife Chief Dr Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme Global) for all the good and quality developmental projects he has done and is still doing in the State.
Concluding, he urged all the participating Communities to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the duration of this year’s tournament. He also reminded them that “the Joy of every competition is not winning, but participation”.
Recall that Barr. Chinedu has been sponsoring the annual MING football tournament for the past five years. He however decided to add some extra incentives, like prizes for the best goalkeeper, best player, highest goal scorer and the best behaved team in this year’s edition.
The opening match which was between the defending champions, INYABA MBANA and one of the tournament’s underdog, AKABOR OKECHI, ended 0;3 in favor of AKABOR OKECHI.
The next match of tournament, which will be between, UGHAJI and UMUEZEOKALUM is coming up next Sunday, 28/11/2021.