Ex Super Eagles Defender: Iloenyosi emerges Tourny Ambassador of NUJ FCT Correspondents’ Chapel

By George Ozalla

The Chairman of Anambra State Football Association, Mr Chikelue Iloenyosi has been unveiled as the Brand Ambassador tuesday in Abuja at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel for the second edition of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ FCT Correspondents’ Chapel Football Tournament tagged “Football for Friendship and Peace” The Ex International player and Super Eagles defender was unveiled as the face of the tournament by the Chairman of the Chapel Mr Jide Oyekunle at the event.

Iloenyosi, promised his strong support for the competition stressing: “I am very, very honoured and happy in my heart today, because of this great event that we are about to do. Not only because l am made the Ambassador, I am going to support it massively”. He further stated:” somebody asked me a question ‘Why is it that every time they are giving you award’? I have been in office for one and half years and l have received 17 awards because l am doing grassroots football and l am doing it with passion, that’s why my Governor put his trust in me, in everything l am doing.”

Mr Oyekunle stated that, 12 teams will participate in the three-day tournament at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja, starting from 11th. to 13th. July, 2024.

The 12 teams expected to participate in the friendly football tournament are NUJ Correspondents Chapel, the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC Ltd), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Federal High Court (FHC). The rest are the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), AIBEN Group, the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

The tournament is being sponsored by the Managing Director of AIBEN Group, Andy Elerewe.

Eligiblity to play includes being in the employment of any of the organisations and the player must be 35 years and above and must not have played for any pro-amateur league in the last two years.

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