The second edition of the Akarachi Mbaike Unity Football Competition for all the INEC Wards in Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency will commence on Monday December 13, 2021 at the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Stadium, Iho, Ikeduru LGA.
In a press conference with the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Imo Chapter, the Local Organizing Committee, LOC Chairman, Hon Godson Onyemaobi said that the opening ceremony of the annual football tournament which is powered Hon Akarachi Amadi, CEO Akarachi Foundations will feature an exciting encounter between Uzoagba and Iho INEC Wards on Monday at Iho.
The former SSA on sports to Imo State Governor said all the 12 INEC Wards in both LGAs that make up ‘Mbaike’ Federal Constituency namely, Mbaitoli and Ikeduru LGAs will be in action showcasing their football skills as they fight for the N20 million naira worth tournament.
He stressed that the competition apart from helping to foster unity, peace and Harmony among the constituents will equally avail talented footballers in the area the opportunity to be identified by scouts invited by the sponsor to witness the tournament.
“We have concluded plans to bring scouts from across the nation who will be on ground to spot talents that can in the near future play for NNL and NPFL club sides in Nigeria as well as in Europe,” the ex-Heartland FC General Manager noted.
“Its going to be a spectacular edition as the LOC is gearing towards turning the championship into a carnival in other to meaningfully engage the youths so as to help curb social vices and reduce crime rate in the area as well as place one of the largest federal constituency on global map especially this Yuletide period.
In the final of the maiden edition which also took place at the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Stadium complex, Iho in Ikeduru LGA, Amaimo triumphed against Orodo Ward B to emerge as the reigning champions.
The grand finale of the second edition of the competition is billed for the Ohuba Central School field in Ubomiri, Mbaitoli LGA.
Fixtures Of 2021/22 Akarachi Mbaike Unity Cup:
Uzoagba vs Iho (13/12/21)
Amatta vs Amaimo (14/12/21)
Inyohi/Umudim vs Atta 1 (15/12/21)
Amakohia vs OUE (16/12/21)
Ngugo vs Atta 2 (17/12/21)
Avuvu vs Akabo (18/12/21)
Ogwa 1 vs Ezinihitte (14/12/21)
Ifakala vs Afara Eziama (15/12/21)
Ubomiri vs Orodo A (16/12/21)
Amike vs Ogwa 11 (17/12/21)
Ogbaku vs Umunoha/Asano (18/12/21)
Umuagwu Umunoha vs Orodo B (19/12/21)