Ansfa Board Donate Football Kits, Materials To Anambra Female Football Team
By Tony Oji
It was a huge morale boost for Team Anambra Female soccer side as Board members of the newly elected Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) on Friday visited them at the Otuocha Township Stadium ahead of the upcoming ‘Edo 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), Orient Sports reports.
The Victor Aniekwena led board presented football kits and materials to support their preparation for the national sporting event.
Orient Sports understands that materials presented to the team were 4 sets of bibs, 15 footballs, cones, first aid box, manuel football pump, branded MyAnambra football jerseys and packets of bottled water.
Addressing the team, a member of the board and Ex-Rangers International, Prince Oliver Ndigwe stated that the visit to the team was to encourage, support and show solidarity to the side as they prepare for the 20th NSF.
Ndigwe told the girls that they have a bright future playing the round leather game as the ANSFA board is working on a viable and dynamic programme that will enhance the state of female football in the land.
He pointed out that the ANSFA board has concluded plans to start a female football league in the state.
Also speaking, another member of the board and a retired Grade I referee, Cordelia Akanna admonished the girls to make discipline and obedience their watchword as they embark on the national assignment, she urged the ladies to strive hard and make a mark for their football career.
Football Ambassador and former Super Falcons assistant coach, Maureen Madu adviced the girls to be dedicated and committed to the task ahead, she emphasized on the need for the girls to eat right and rest adequately.
Responding, Dunukofia LGA Local Football Council Chairman, Okey Okeke, admonished the ladies to play as a unit, support and applaud each other even when they are not getting their acts right, he called on the skipper of side to be a good leader at all times motivating the girls as teamwork is the key to success.
Meanwhile, Head Coach of the team, Emeka Ugwu, thanked the ANSFA board for their support stating that it is the beginning of a new era in the state.
Ugwu promised that the side will do well as well as make the state proud at the showpiece event.
Orient Sports authoritatively confirms that the ANSFA board thereafter promised the sum of N300,000 to the team, if they win the gold medal, N200,000 for Silver and N100,000 for bronze medal.