Odogwu U-17: Ejiwumi Academy, Babayaro Academy in Final Show Down On Saturday
By Niyi Busari
All is now set for the finals of the Odogwu U.17 Football Tournament holding in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
According to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Thompson Ojukwu, the finals will be played at the UBE Primary School Pitch on Saturday 15 February 2020 by 4pm. He said the final match will be between Ejiwumi Dynamics Academy and Babayaro Academy. This will be heralded by a third place match between Sensational Stars Academy and Real Justice Academy.
Ojukwu said that who is who in football in FCT will throng Gwagwalada for final match which is been played in honour of one of the notable figures that Gwagwalada has produced, Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu Ndi Abia) who is presently the Sporting Director of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia.
Among those expected at the final match are the FCT FA Chairman Abba Mouthar and his Board members, Former NFF President and Proprietor of FOSLA Academy, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, Chairman of FCT Football Coaches Association Godwin Bamigboye who will be leading his executives also to the occasion.
Ojukwu said that despite using the tournament to discover some hidden talents in the Area Council, it will also serve as a way of honouring Mr Ngwaogu who is very passionate about grassroot football. His quest saw him facilitating the establishment of FOSLA Academy Scholarship Program which over 20 football players in Gwagwalada have benefited from.