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Maiden Ofo Okenwa U-13 Football Tournament Set To Kick Off

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Frankie Omokhua

The first edition of late Enugu Football Association and Nigeria National League Chairman, Hon. Chidi  Ofo Okenwa’s Memorial Football Tournament tagged: “Chidi Ofo Okenwa U-13 Football Tournament” is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Nnamdi Azukiwe Stadium, Enugu.

In a release made available by the a member of the Enugu FA and Chairman of the Media and Publicly Committee, Foster Chime, the opening game will be between Young Stars FC and Dynamos FC at 9am.

Other matches also scheduled for the opening day will see J. Love taking on Emirate at 10:30am, Golden Stars against Living Stars at 1pm and Asata United will face Odera Academy by 2:30pm.

A total of fourteen teams grouped into four groups (A-D) will be participating in the two months football event.

Meanwhile, the Quarter final, Semi final and Final of the tournament will take place on May 2, 9 and 22 at the Nnamdi Azukiwe Stadium.

Trphies, cash prizes and medals will be presented to the winners, runners-up third placed team as well as other consolatory prizes and medals to the participants.

Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Manfred Nzekwe, will be the special Guest of honour during the kick-off.

The opening ceremony will also attract football stakeholders from within and outside Enugu state.

Okenwa, who was a former Nigeria Football Federation Board member died on May 5, 2020, after a brief illness.

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