YSFON Unveils ‘Igwe Nnewi’ U-20 Football Championship In Anambra
The Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) has unveiled the Igwe Nnewi U-20 football championship in Anambra.
HRH, Igwe Keneth Orizu, the traditional ruler of Nnewi, in whose honour the competition was organised unveiled the cup in his palace, Otolo, Nnewi North Local Government Area.
The Cup is organised by the Anambra Chapter of YSFON in collaboration with the office of Pillar of Sports headed by Donatus Aguejidike.
Speaking at the event, Igwe Orizu thanked YSFON for their efforts to provide empowerment for youths through sports and expressed delight that the competition was being played in his honour.
He endorsed and gave his royal blessings for a successful championship while describing Aguejidike who baked from Nnewi as a true son of the town.
In a short remark, Aguejidike said he was supporting the programme as a way of developing youths in his home state.
According to the Pillar of Sports, I brought this tournament home to show the world where come.
“I want to the rich heritage of Nnewi to the world, so I am proud that my King, Igwe Kenneth Orizu who one of the oldest traditional rulers’in Nigeria both in age and in the throne has endorsed the U-20 YSFON Cup,” he said..
Akonam Obiefuna, chairman of YSFON in Anambra said the 2022 edition of competition would be a huge improvement over the previous ones.
Obiefuna said the draws and fixtures would be held on Feb. 26.