A Grand Kick-off for Awka South Football League Season Two
By Mighty Marvelous
The much-anticipated Awka South Football League Season 2 finally unfurled its vibrant colors in a dazzling opening ceremony on Sunday, the 10th of September 2023, at the iconic Awka Township Stadium. The football fever was palpable as ten teams took to the field in a spectacular display of skill and camaraderie.
The defending champions, De Wilson FC, set the tone for an electrifying season by battling to a draw against the spirited Peace FC. The excitement didn’t stop there. Fortune FC showcased their prowess by convincingly defeating News Saint FC with a commanding 4:0 performance. In another riveting match, Umuawulu FC and Dynamic FC demonstrated their mettle, concluding the game in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Pope John Paul FC secured a hard-fought victory against Dynamite FC with a final score of 2-1, while 3Block FC managed to clinch a narrow victory over Amawbia United with a solitary goal.
Honorable Ofili Chekwube, the Chairman of the Awka South Local Football Council and the visionary behind the Awka South Football League, extended his heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to making this opening ceremony an unforgettable success. He acknowledged the individuals who invested their time, energy, and resources, as well as those who offered unwavering support through prayers, advice, and encouragement.
In a special tribute, Hon. Chekwube thanked Chief Anayo Obiakor, affectionately known as “Opia worldwide,” for his unwavering dedication to the league’s success. As he congratulated the teams that secured victory in their opening matches, he also encouraged those who faced defeat to see it as the beginning of a marathon race, wishing them better luck in their upcoming matches.
The grandeur of the occasion was further accentuated by the presence of numerous dignitaries who graced the event, underscoring the significance of the Awka South Football League Season 2 in the hearts of the community and beyond. The stage is set, and the journey has begun, promising a season of exhilarating football and shared camaraderie for all to relish.