By: Agosu ‘Tayo
Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has reiterated that his administration would continue to do everything to continually support sports development in the state.
He made this known at the Governor’s Lodge Aba, when the leadership and members of the Aba AllStars Football Club presented him with the National Veteran Allstars Football Trophy won by the club on behalf of the state.
He however lamented that what is missing in sports administration in the country is preparing the future for national athletes and sports men who have made the country proud and implored the federal government to further encourage National sports men and women alike.
Speaking further, the governor assured them of his administration’s support in the next National Veterans Finals Tournament holding in Benin City, Edo state this month.
In his own address, the Chairman Aba All Stars Football Club, Mr. Aloysus Olisaegbo said they came to present to the Governor the National Veterans All-Stars Trophy won by the club on behalf of the state and the entire South East Zone.
They commended the Governor on various landmark achievements including the completion of Osisioma Flyover and the upgrade of the Enyimba Sports Stadium while assuring him that they would work towards his emergence as the next Senator representing Abia South.
The delegation included football veterans who have done the state and nation proud in National, CAF and FIFA Tournaments including Obinna Nwanneri, Emeka Nwanna and Ndidi Anumunu amongst others.