Anambra FA: Caretaker committee interacts with stakeholders, unveils new FA Secretariate
By Tony Oji
Chairman of the Anambra state football association caretaker committee (ANSFA), Dr. Emeka Okeke has confirmed that stakeholders in the sector will get reward accrued to them, Orient Sports reports.
Okeke, who is also the club owner of Aspire FC, gave the assurance at a meeting with the club owners and committee members.
“We are returning the game to real owners and it is a project that will see the people of the state participating fully in the whole process, that is why we tagged it ‘My Anambra Football’.
“This is the first stakeholders meeting in our dear state and I believe that we are on the right track. With your support, we hope to achieve a lot under 3months.
Okeke equally promised to set up a standard Nationwide League One (NLO), football pitch in all the 21 local government areas in the state.
“This is time for us to do the right thing by getting football into the hearts of our children, as such we are going to establish NLO standard stadia in all the Local government areas with toilets and other required facilities.
While unveiling the new ANSFA secretariat immediately after the interactive session, Okeke directed all club owner in the state to visit Anambra health insurance Agency for proper enrolment with a free one-year health insurance package.
“Every of our project must be taken serious, if we are to successfully actualize our plans. We have secured a befitting office complex where we can proudly receive football ambassadors across the world. Club owner’s association will equally be allocated an office within the secretariat too.
“we are giving out development grant of fifty thousand naira to all the teams that have participated in the FA competition for the past three years consecutively, the standards must be maintained so that whoever comes on board after the election can continue from where we stopped, Okeke explained.
In his reaction, the Chairman of Awka FC, Anayo Obiakor congratulated the committee for their well-articulated programmes and promised that they will totally support in executing them in order to address the numerous challenges facing the round leather game in the state.
Other stakeholders during the interaction, proposed the need to have a legislation for some of the programmes as it would help in resolving the major problems in the system.
Orient Sports reports that the oldest clubs in the state were encouraged to keep the ball rolling with a gift of football kits and ball at the end of the event.