Anambra gov-elect, Soludo to float new football club on assumption of office

Soludo to float new football club on assumption of office

The Governor-elect, Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo has been said to have already put in place all the necessary tools to float a strong football club for the state when he assumed office.

This is according to a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, and the Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Pascal Agbodike.

Both men have said the incoming administration of Soludo, was committed to producing future football greats in the same mould as legends Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Eguavoen, Austin Okocha and Mikel Obi in Anambra State.

The two politicians made the disclosure at separate interviews during the final match of the just-concluded Soludo’s Victory U-17 Inter Local Government Football Championship at the Awka City Stadium on Saturday.

Nnewi North Council Area beat Onitsha North Council Area 5-0 in the final to emerge winners. Umeh and Agbodike also commended the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, on the construction of the Awka City Stadium.

In his remarks, shortly after the game, the sponsor of the championship, Asha Nnabuife, described the tournament as a veritable platform to discover and nurture up-and-coming football talents.