Amuneke partners Imo FA, trains coaches


Chairman of the Imo State Football Association, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam has commended former Nigerian player, Emmanuel Amuneke for his give back initiative to the state.

Uchegbulam made the disclosure during the flag off of a coaching training programme in partnership with Amuneke in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

According to him, the former international player partnered the state FA to boost football game and practice saying he had shown patriotism and should be emulated.

He stated that Amuneke offered to train football coaches in the state at no cost to the state and expressed gratitude for the gesture.

The CAF/ FIFA Club Licensing Instructor maintained that Amuneke during his time as the Coach of the Nigeria Under 17 team distinguished himself and won the youth world cup, saying the former player made Imo proud.

Sports Commissioner for Imo State, Chief Dan Ogu described Amuneke as a good Ambassador of the state and country for thinking home to train coaches.

He expressed appreciation on behalf of Governor Hope Uzodimma and the people of the state.

Ogu charged the trainee coaches to assimilate the lessons and improve their performance in their different teams even as he called on them to replicate the gesture in their different communities.

Responding, Amuneke thanked the FA chairman for accepting the partnership and declared his readiness to support the leather game in the state and country.

He charged the coaches to move beyond giving orders to building bonds to support players adding that coaches are instrumental to the success of any player.

The training involved both theoretical and practical sessions as Amuneke showed the coaches different tactics on the pitch.

Angela Nkwo-Akpolu
Media Officer
Imo Football Association


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