BREAKING NEWS: Enyimba, Abia Warriors to source stars from Abia Secondary school games

Enyimba, Abia Warriors to source stars from Abia Secondary school games

Enyimba, Abia Warriors to source stars from Abia Secondary games

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Reigning champions of the Professional League, NPFL, Enyimba Football of Aba, Abia Warriors and Abia Comets of Umuahia have been encouraged to source future soccer talents from the Abia State Secondary School Unity Cup which the opening ceremony kicks off on Friday.

Abia State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Nwaobilor Ananaba stated this on Tuesday at Umuahia township stadium while briefing Journalists on the Secondary school sports events which will involve about 1000 from secondary schools drawn from all LGAs of the state.

He noted that the unity cup will provide ample opportunity for scouts in Enyimba, Abia Warriors, and Abia Comets to identify, monitor and snap up future talents.

He added that arrangements are on to project young stars that would emerge from the competitions to the European sporting market, even as he said that there would be different sporting events involving secondary schools from different LGAs of Abia.

The Sports and Commissioner expressed delight that the ban placed on Umuahia township stadium by the NPFL has been lifted and appreciated the special efforts of Governor Alex in the return of Abia Warriors to Umuahia as well as his funding of sports and youth development.

Ananaba, who further said that a 35,000-capacity FIFA standard stadium would be built in the State, praised the Abia State Para Badminton team for breaking a new record while representing in an international Para Badminton competition hosted by Thailand, in February.

Also speaking, State Director of Sports in Abia State, George Obioma who conducted Journalists around some sports equipment already acquired for the Governor Secondary School Unity cup, said new stars would be discovered for Abia and Nigeria in football, handball, volleyball, athletics, weightlifting and other games.

The Director of Sports regretted that Abia lost her place in sports excellence in the last few years but said that the new administration in the State is already changing the ugly for good.

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