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042 Football Legends Association Receives Royal Blessing, As Members Pay Visits To Former Soccer Stars

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Frankie Omokhua

The 042 Football Legends Association, a non profit organisation whose aim is geared towards giving better welfare and support to football legends in the South East, continued with its humanitarian gesture on Monday, July 20.

As part of activities lined up for this week, members of the association led by its founder, Chikelue Iloenyosi, paid a visit to the Igwe of Umunya, His Royal Highness, Dr. Sir Kris Chinedum Onyekwuluje –
Eze-Nnya 1, in Anambra state.

While welcoming his guests, the Royal father commended the body for taking up the responsibility to give succour to ailing football stars who had served the country to the best of their ability, especially this time when they need help from all and sundry.

“You have come as a miracle in this our age and time to prove your importance and love for humanity through this noble organisation”. “I pray that God Almighty continue to guide your footsteps as you carry on with your assignments here on earth”.

Igwe Onyekwuluje, who is the Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, thanked the founder of the association, Iloenyosi, for creating such innovation which will in no small measure help to ameliorate the sufferings and poor conditions of former football stars.

“I and my entire traditional council   want to use this moment to thank my brother and founder of this group for taking up this huge responsibility to make the world a better place to live in”.

“I promise I will always be available to render my support towards the success of the dream of this association”.

In his response, Iloenyosi, who is a former Nigerian international and Special Assistant to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), thanked the Royal father for receiving his members with open heart. He assured the host of the association’s determination to continue to do all it can to put smiles on the faces of football legends in the South East.

“We thank you so much for this encouraging welcome you have showed us. “This will surely spur the association to go the extra mile to actualising its set objectives”, said Iloenyosi.

In the same vein, the members of the association also visited former Enugu Rangers star, Kenneth Abana, in his country home before paying another visit to ailing Chukwuma  Igweonwu, a former player of the defunct Port Harcourt Red Devils at the Regina Cherlly Hospital, Awka, the Anambra state capital, where a cash donation was give to the family.

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