Igbo-ukwu community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, has emerged champion at the recently concluded 2021 Aguata Local Government’s football tournament.
The competition tagged “Aguata Community Shields (Football Competition for Communities in Aguata)” was sponsored by the Managing Director, Tropical Gate Foundation, Apostle Nnamdi Nwaigbo.
The competition saw the participation of 14 communities in the Council Area.
Addressing newsmen at the grand finale of the event, which held at the Amesi Town Hall, the Local Organising Committee Chairman of the competition, Dr. Whyte Nwankwo, said that the competition, which was the first of its kind, had exposed some amazing sporting talents among the youths of Aguata communities.
The sponsor and the Managing Director, Tropical Gate Foundation, Apostle Nnamdi Nwaigbo, said the competition was organised in a bid to engage the youths and the society in sports, to address the insecurity situation, discover the sporting talents among the youths, secure their future and impact positively on the society, among others.
Apostle Nwaigbo, who stressed that his sponsoring of the competition has no political undertone, added that it was part of his foundation’s corporate social responsibility.
Igbo-ukwu community emerged the champion, with a cash prize of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) and a golden trophy; while Isuofia and Umuchu communities coming second and third respectively, with cash prizes of three hundred thousand naira (300,000) and two hundred thousand naira (200,000) respectively.
Other consolation prizes awarded at the competition include Fair Play Team (Ikenga), Best Player Ewezuga Ilomba (Isuofia), Highest Goal Scorer, Ezeokoye Onyeka (Ekwulobia), Best Keeper Emeka Okonkwo (Isuofia), and Best Coach Chekwube Okonkwo (Isuofia).