By Sab Osuji
The maiden edition of the Dr Chidozie Nwankwo (Overdose 2021) football tournament for traders in the Onitsha Main Market has entered the semi final stage with Zone 2 billed to slug it out with Zone 3 today, Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Washington Memorial Grammar School field, Onitsha, Orient Sports reports.
On Tuesday, Zone 1 will seek to overcome Zone 2 second representatives for a place in the final.
According to one of the organising committee members, Kota Ndubuizu, the third place match has been scheduled for Friday next week.
Echezonachukwu Obidigbo, one of the Onitsha Main Market leaders, lauded Dr Chidozie Nwankwo, an APC gubernatorial aspirant for the November 6 Governorship election for floating the football competition.
“All works and no play, they say, makes Jack a dull boy”, Obidigbo said, even as he expressed joy over the Dr Chigozie Nwankwo (Overdose) Onitsha Main Market Football tournament.
“The vision I saw in Dr Chidozie Nwankwo over the years and his continued strive to help humanity as well the interest he has in youths development has brought out this new face of Dr Chidozie Nwankwo with this football tournament”.
Echezonachukwu said that Dr Chidozie has the youths of Anambra state in mind and that he will extend the football competition to several other markets in Anambra States.
He further said that the prayers of Ndi Anambra will take him to the next level as he vies for the Governorship of Anambra.
The market leader urged all to come out to support Dr Chidozie Nwankwo ahead the Governorship primaries of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as well as during the November 6th 2021 governorship election proper.