Ehime Mbano local government Football Team, today Friday 7th July, 2017 defeated their counterpart from Ngor-Okpala LGA 5:3 on penalty kick after zero draw to emerge overall best among the teams drawn from the 27 Local Government Area in Imo State which qualifies them to meet with an Imo FA registered professional football club, ISOPADEC Fc to play at the final of the ongoing Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Imo Unity Cup Tournament
Outside the Team management, other illustrious sons of Ehime-mbano LGA like the Hon. Member representing Ehime-mbano at the State House of Assembly, Hon Lawman Duruji, Former TC Chairman of Ehime-mbano, Hon Chike Orjiako, Former Special Adviser to Imo State Governor on Security , Chief Zeekmarthins Nnadozie , Foremost Imo State Youth Leader & Blogger, IfeanyiCy Njoku, Commissioner Imo State Judiciary Service Commission, Prince Kelechi Iwueze, APC Chieftain and Aspirant for Ehime-mbano Local Government Council Election, Chief Frank Ikpa among others were at the Stadium in solidarity to Team Ehime.
The final ceremony of the Ugwumba Unity Cup Football Tournament according to the organizers is scheduled to hold on Sunday 16 July, 2017 at Dan Anyiam stadium Owerri.
After the football match which saw Ehime-mbano emerging victorious, an excited Ehime-mbano son and foremost blogger, IfeanyiCyBlog, in appreciation of the deeds from the youths of his local government Area, who made the LGA proud took a total of 40 members of Ehime-mbano Team; which includes 27 ( players & reserves) , 8 management officials and 5 supporters to a launch at the famous Crunches Fast food in Owerri, to ensure the team got refreshed before going home to prepare for the ceremonial grand finale.
Recall that Ehime-mbano Local Government team is to meet ISOPADEC Football Club, a professional football club side not a local government team. The essence of the tournament is to discover raw local talents not for the already established or discovered talents.
ISOPADEC football Club is a member of the Imo FA which played against Sam Daddy FC, Papilo FC, Heartland FC, and other club sides in the State and Nation at large.
Therefore, if football rules MUST be obeyed and not in breach, the organizers of the Ugwumba Unity Cup 2017 couldn't have introduced a professional football club in the competition, no matter their argument of using ISOPADEC FC to round number of competing team to 28(ie 27 Imo LGA'S + ISOPADEC FC).
Meanwhile, many footballer pundits and observers has called for the disqualification of ISOPADEC FC, that Ehime-mbano Local Government Area team who emerged the overall best should be declared the Champion of the Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Unity Football Tournament.