The Dame Emily Ahunna Obiyo Memorial Football Competition for the nine local government areas in Owerri zone officially kicked-off on Saturday March 15 at the old township stadium along tetlow road with lots of excitement and in colorful manner.
The championship was jointly organized by Chief Dr Uzoma Obiyo, CEO Multi-net Group Limited & Sammany Infotech Limited, Airtel Network Limited and MTN Nigeria. The event saw all the nine participating teams dressed in a colorful jersey’s as they took their turn in memorial match past organized in honor of Late Dame Emily Obiyo.
In his brief address to the competing teams and the spectators at the event, Chief Dr. Uzoma Obiyo stated that the tournament is held in honor of this mother. On a final note Dr Obiyo used the opportunity to officially declare the tournament open wishing everyone exciting days of interesting and beneficial competition.
The event later saw the crowd entertained with friendly game between Municipal and Ikeduru LGA which ended 0 0 as the competition games proper will start today at Chioma Ajunwa Stadium, Ahiazu were Owerri West will be taking on Ezinihitte-Mbaise in a group C tie.
He also said that plans have already been concluded by the foundation to organize free eye-clinic service at designated centers in the 9 LGA’s in line with the promotion of a healthy life for the less privileged.