Ihenaeriala Village emerged champion at the inaugural Glory Ogbonna men’s football competition held in Abia State.
The tournament aimed at giving back to the society and encouraging the round leather game took place at the Ama-Abuo Central school, ovungwu, Abia State.
To emerge champion, Ihenaeriala Village defeated Amaede Village on penalties 7-6 after a goalless draw in regular time.
Speaking at the final event, convener of the competition, Glory Ogbonna who was present at the final, lauded the players for a an outstanding display.
“I want to thank you all for a making the tournament beautiful, I’m impressed with what I saw here today, indeed talents abound in Isialangwa South local government area.
The is the first of many to come and in no time, we will have the next big star in the Super Falcons and Super Eagles”.
Winner of the tournament, Ihenaeriala Village which is also the village of Besiktas defender, Ogbonna went home with the sum of Two hundred and fifty thousand Naira only, second place team, Amaede Village got one hundred and fifty thousand Naira while third placed team (. ) got One hundred thousand Naira.
There were also special awards as Umuapu 11 won the fair play award, Opkungwo won the highest goal scorer award.
Each of these awards came with a sum of Ten thousand naira from the Super Falcons defender.