Member representing Owerri West State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemachi has organized a football tournament and talent hunt for the youths of his constituency.
The tournament was grouped among the 10 wards in the local government council.
Speaking at the kick-off ceremony, which held at Baptist Church Field, Obinze, the lawmaker expressed optimism that the competition will afford the players an opportunity to showcase their talents and become professional footballers in future.
While expressing his love for sports, the lawmaker urged the players to take the tournament serious, noting that experts are on ground to scout for players.
The Speaker of Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem commended his Owerri West counterpart for his doggedness, which he attributed to love for his people.
The kick off match between Avu /Oforola ward 1 and Umuguma ward 2 ended in 1-1 draw.
Others in the tournament are: ward 3 Okuku, ward 4 Emeabiam/Okolochi, ward 5 Eziobodo, Ward 6 Ihiagwa, Ward 7 Nekede, Ward 8 Obinze, Ward 9 Amakohia-Ubi/Ndegwu/Ohii, Ward 10 Irete/Orogwe.
Those in company of the Speaker were Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Majority Leader, Hon. Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru), Hon. Hon Arthur Egwin (Ideato North), Hon. Duru Johnson Iheonukwuru (Ideato South), Hon. Chiagozie Nwaneri (Oru East), Hon. Barr. Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre), Hon Chief Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise), Hon. Ekene Nnodumele (Orsu), Hon. Uju Onwudiwe (Njaba), Hon. Barr. Kennedy Ibeh (Obowo), Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte Uboma).
Others in attendance were Hon. Dan Chike Ogu (Commissioner for Youth and Sports), Hon Noble Abiaso Atulegwu (Commissioner for Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship), Chief Chukwudi Ifeanyi (GM Heartland FC), Chief Gibson Achonwa Njemanze (Oyiga), SA to Governor on ADP, Hon. Okechukwu Enyioha (IMC Chairman, Owerri -West LGA) among others.