Vice Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Anambra State Football Association (FA), Victor Nwangwu led a team on a courtesy visit to Orumba North.
“Since the committee has a major task of developing football in the state, I am in the LGA with my team to meet stakeholders to sensitise them on our mission to reawaken soccer in the area,’’ Nwangwu said
According to him football has been inactive because the past association has not sustained the growth of the game for many years now.
He said that before now Anambra’s contribution in soccer had surpassed those of other states, but regretted that football in the state was now in a poor state.
Nwangwu named some past great footballers; the likes of Emmanuel Okala, Okey Isima and Alloy Atuegbu, who were such great players from Anambra State.
He explained that they were in Orumba South to open up and penetrate the grassroots and look out for football facilities in the LGA as well as restore them for effective football development.
Responding, the Transition Committee Chairman of Orumba South LGA, Cyprian Okereke thanked them for their visit and expressed his appreciation for their plans toward reviving football generally in the state.
“It is regrettable that Anambra State currently has no good football Stadium and appealed to government and groups in the state to develop a good one in the state’’
He called on the committee to ensure they pick good players from the grassroots unconditionally, saying that Orumba South did not lack good players.
The committee later presented Anambra football vision to the chairman and stakeholder in the LGA for their support.
The team also carried out a tour of football facilities for refurbishment.