Ex-Iwuanyanwu Nationale player, Mbachu, Heartland ex-Sec, Neville join Imo FA


To strengthen the Imo Football Association, two new members, Casmir Mbachu and Okere Neville have been inaugurated.

While Mbachu is representing Okigwe zone, Neville is to serve as football Sole Administrator for Ngor Okpala local government area.

Chairman of the Imo Football Association, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam explained that while Mbachu is to replace Sir Emma Ochiagha, the former vice chairman who represented Okigwe zone, Neville is to replace late Collins Amadi, who until his demise was the Sole Administrator for Ngor Okpala LGA.

Uchegbulam during their inauguration said “It is our honour to inform you, Neville that the executive committee of Imo state Football Association in its meeting of 4th August 2021 approved your appointment as Football Administrator for Ngor Okpala LGA pending the ratification by the next Congress of the Association, and Casmir Mbachu for Okigwe zone.”

Further, he charged them to bring their experience to bear to improve football in the state saying “You are both expected to bring your knowledge into the development of football into the state, because your appointment is in recognition of your outstanding contributions to the development of football in Imo state and beyond.”

The two new Imo Football Association members expressed gratitude for the appointment which they said was a charge to do more.

They promised to do all within their power to move the leather game in the state forward even as they called for support from stakeholders to succeed, saying they will not abuse the trust nor let the state down.
The Football Association comprises three members from each zone and the chairman, who is the tenth person.

The Imo FA supervises all activities concerning football in the state including Heartland football club, and other clubs.


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