It’s Nkwo Umunze vs Iron Dealers Mkt in Anambra Traders football final

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Iron Dealers Market, Atani, in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA), and Nkwo Umunze Market in Orumba South LGA, will battle for the first and second places of the football event of the Anambra Traders Sports Competition on Dec. 8.

Ajasa Market Onitsha will meet New Motor Spare Parts, Nnewi, for the third place before the closing ceremony of the maiden competition.

The third place and final matches will hold by 10am and 1pm respectively at the Awka Township Stadium.

Patrick-Estate Onyedum, Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, said this after a meeting of the Main Organising Committee of the event on Friday.

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Onyedum said Gov. Chukwuma Soludo would watch the final of the seven-week sports extravaganza for traders in Anambra and present prizes to deserving teams and individuals.

He said the finals for four other events featured in the competition, including Tennis, Table Tennis, Draught and Ncho, would hold on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the City Sports Club, Amawbia.

For Draught, Ifeanyi Osunwa of Building Materials Market, Awka, will play against Raphael Okoli of Plastic Market, Ogbunike, in the finals.

In Ncho, Emeka Okoye from Eke Amawbia Market will play against Michael Ibegwa of Electrical Market, Obosi, in the first semi final while Arinze Nwafor of 25D Blessed Line, Odekpe, and Nzeka Esther of Nkwo Umunze Market will play in the second semi-final.

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The final will be played later on the same date.

In Table Tennis, Nnaemeka Okoli of Nkwo markets will meet Olie Onochie of New Tyre Nkpor for the ultimate prize while Ikenna Okafor of Eke Amawbia Market will fight for the third place finish against Ndudi Ifinwa, representing AMSPDA, Nnewi.

Obidike Emeka of Odera Market, Awka, will play with Fidelis Anierobi, AMSPDA Nnewi, in the Tennis final while Ezeobi Oliver of Etewa Market, Ekwulobia, and Kenechukwu Sixtus, Building Materials, Ogbunike, will play for the third place.

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Onyedum said mouthwatering prizes would be won by traders and lovers of sports who purchased lottery tickets for the competition, indicating that lottery draws would be held on the final day.

He called on residents of Anambra across all walks of life to turn out enmass on Thursday at the City Sports Club, Amawbia, and on Friday at the Awka Township Stadium to cheer the teams to victory and enjoy good games.

The Sports Commission Chairman commended the markets for their massive participation and impressive performances while charging them to maintain the spirit of sportsmanship till the end of competition. (NAN)

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