FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday celebrated the 2016 Federation Cup win by embarking on a Trophy Tour across major communities in the state. The much awaited Federation Cup Trophy Tour and display commenced with fans and supporters across all divided converging at the FCIfeanyi Ubah games village Nnewi as early as 7.30am to await the arrival of the Founder and President of the club, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and the players of the victorious team to the arena. Upon their arrival, the crew of players, management and supporters proceeded to the administrative capital Awka to be welcomed and hosted by the Governor of the state, His Excellency Chief Dr. Willie Obiano at his Amawbia Governor’s lodge where the trophy was presented to him by the Anambra Warrior’s eggheads.
At the Governor’s lodge, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano eulogized Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for his massive exploits in rekindling club football nostalgia in the state. The Chief Executive Officer of the state said that by winning the Federation Cup, FC IfeanyiUbah have done ‘Ndi Anambra’ and the entire Igbo race the honour by qualifying for the CAF Organized Confederations Cup. He also commended Rangers International FC of Enugu for winning the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) trophy saying that the two South Eastern clubs have indeed done the Geopolitical zone proud by bringing back the two most prestigious trophies in Nigerian club football circus home.
Chief Willie Obiano went ahead to support Anambra Warriors with the sum of 10 million naira and promised to triple the largesse as well as give out plot of lands to the players and the management if the Anambra Warriors eventually win the coveted CAF Confederations Cup trophy. Also the former National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh also promised the sum of a million naira to the winning team.
In her reaction, Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Sports Development, Barr. Dr. (Mrs) Uju Nwogu commended FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s class act of winning the Federation Cup trophy. The Honourable Commissioner said Anambra State is always the pacesetter in every field of endeavour, she highlighted some of the achievements of the state in recent National competitions which has really put Anambra State on the map. The Commissioner harped on the need for other well meaning individuals and bourgeois in the state to emulate the exploits and vision of Dr. Ubah for youth development and sport promotion.
There after the Executive Governor alongside the Commissioner of Information as well as the Youth Entpreneurship and Sports Development counterpart with Former National Leader of the APGA, Chief Victor Umeh alongside Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and Club Chairman Mr. Chukwuma Ubah embarked on an open truck road tour to show off the trophy. The road show saw movement across Amawbia through the popular Eke Awka market traversing through Aroma and down to UNIZIK Temp Site junction.
The road show continued with a journey to the Commercial hub, Onitsha and was completed with a trip to the residence of the Traditional ruler of Nnewi, HRH Igwe Dr. K. O. N. Orizu. At the Royal Palace, Chairman of the club, Chukwuma Ubah presented the gigantic trophy to Igwe Orizu after which the Traditional Ruler blessed the trophy and
wished cum prayed for immense blessings and success for the club in its future endeavour.
Dignitaries at the occasion were the First Lady and the Wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs Ebele Obiano, Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Sports development, Barr. Dr. (Mrs) Uju Nwogu, Commissioner for Information, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta, Former APGA National leader, Chief Victor Umeh and Members of the Anambra FA Board led by Vice Chairman, Barr. Jude Obikwelu.
FC IfeanyiUbah will be competing in three competitions come next season, the NPFL, CAF Confederations cup and the Federation Cup.