A football competition, tagged Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Nsulu victory football tournament has been flagged off in Umuomaiukwu, Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North local government.
The football tournament now on its second edition is been sponsored by the Vice- Chancellor, Abia state University, (ABSU), Prof Uche Ikonne and is expected to identify budding football talents who would be nurtured into becoming renowned footballers who will not only represent the state and the country in major football competitions or play in their international football clubs.
Flagging off the competition, the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu commended the sponsor for recognising the need for such football competition in Nsulu and initiated the competition.
Represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu stated that in a competition of this nature, there would be a winner but urged all the participating teams to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship of no winner, no loser but see themselves as winners and champions.
In his speech, the sponsor and V.C ( ABSU), Prof Ikonne said that he sponsored the competition to unify the people more who he said are feeling government presence in Nsulu irrespective of party affiliations.
He said that the competition would equally keep youths in the area fit and help identify budding talents that would be exposed to play high profile football anywhere in the world.
The teams drawn across all the villages in Nsulu are participating in the competition while lsiala Nsulu vs Umunna Nsulu teams played the opening match of the competition.