UCHE NWOSU IMO 27 LGA'S FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF,... OBOWO LOST TO NKWERRE (5 - 3) In PENALTY SHOOT OUT
It was a scintillating and entertaining football encounter at the Dan Anyiam stadium, Owerri on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at a maiden edition of talent hunting and youth development soccer tournament organized by a group supportive of the Chief of Staff to the Imo State Government, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
The tournament under the banner headline, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Youth Vanguard Sports Competition targets to develop and provide a platform for undiscovered footballing talents from across the 27 LGA's of Imo State, kicked off with Nkwerre LGA defeating Obowo LGA in a 5-3 penalty shoot-out after a barren but entertaining draw.
Also today Sunday and Monday, the Oguta LGA will slug it out with Okigwe LGA while on Monday, Ohaji Egbema LGA will challenge Isiala Mbano LGA in a fierce encounter of the round leather ball.
The Deputy Chief of Staff,government House Owerri, Hon Kingsley Chima Uju has called on the youths of Imo especially those from the Oil rich regions to turn out enmass at Dan Anyiam Standium, Owerri to cheer up their football stars. He described the football encounter as
another way of socialising and engaging the youths productively.