Anambra Super 8: Hard work is key to our victory- Okonkwo
By Tony Oji
As the maiden edition of Anambra Super 8 football tournament gathers momentum, the remaining teams in the competition are eager to book a slot for the final stage, Orient Sports reports.
Speaking to Sports Writers at the Mgbakwu Polytechnic pitch, Former Chairman of Dunukofia
Local Government, Emeka Okonkwo explained that he is highly impressed with the organizers of the competition and performance of his boys, Konti FC.
“This is a right step, good decision and great opportunity to grassroot football development in our State. I thank the organisers and Aspire FC for initiating this project.
“Today’s 2-1 victory against Hark Dove FC was as a result of hard work, am excited with my team’s performance but we have to work on our fitness in order to be ready for more difficult matches, “Okonkwo said.
The Director of DOSAD Football Academy, Rev. Fr. Obinna Dike on his part congratulated all the teams that have won so far and others who participated.
“This is a true test of talent for all the players who are part of this super 8 tournament, today’s game was free and fair, kudos to the officials, my team DOSAD football Academy lost gallantly to PJP FC Okpuno and am congratulating them for emerging taller in the encounter.
Fr. Dike, equally lauded the FA, referees, organizing committee, media, fans and well wishers of football development in the state, adding that he is very optimistic that more good things will come in future.
Orient Sports confirms that the competition organized by the Anambra State football Association (ANSFA) and solely sponsored by Aspire FC Adazi Ani, is the first of its kind with a total of 27 registered clubs that cuts across the three senatorial zones.
Meanwhile, all the scheduled fixtures for match day 2, took place at the respective venues, with Smith City FC defeating Olive Charles by 2 goas to l, to qualify for the next round just as Konti FC beat Hark Dove FC (2-1) at the Anambra Polytechnic field Mgbakwu.
Similarly, at the Awka Township Stadium, Uncle Ralph FC won by a lone goal against Peace FC while John Paul FC played a full-time goalless draw with DOSAD Football Academy. It was John Paul FC that won 6-5 on penalties.
Still on match results, GP World FC and MEKON FC of Umunze equally ended on a 2-2 draw at the NEROS Stadium Nanka. Both teams played a very skillful and entertaining football but luck shined of GP World as they won 3-2 on penalties.
However, it is all over for Big-T Global FC OF Umunya as they lost 5-3 on penalties to Golden Boys FC of Onitsha who also qualified for the next round of competition.