…As Winners FC Win The TrophyMajesty

WINNERS Football Club of Oko have emerged the winner of the 2017 Chief (Mrs.) Ijeayo Juliana Udorah Memorial Football Competition by beating the defending champion, Oko-Asaba F C, on penalties after the tournament ended goalless
at regular time.
Hon Ogonna Udorah in his opening address welcomed everyone present and informed them that the memorial tournament is in honour of the woman who lived with great love for the people and saw to the well being
of the people in her time. He assured the guests and spectators of good football that will entertain them.
The kick off played by Mr. Peterside Udorah opened the game for the final as both teams Winners F C of Oko and Oko-Asaba Based All Stars F C demonstrated their best to out play each other but to no avail as they ended the game in stalemate like they did in the opening game when both teams ended goalless.
The final as a decisive game must produce a winner and by the judgement of the referees, there was no enough time for extra time and they resorted to penalty kicks.
The first set of the penalty kicks ended at 4-4 and they have to continue with the spot kick but based in the spirit of “sudden death” policy where whoever scores first on equal number of kicks, would be adjudges the winner and it eventually favoured Winners FC who also had the highest goal scorer in person of Adim who scored six goals. And they were given the trophy.
Oko-Asaba Based All Stars F C however, won the best player, who incidentally, is their captain, Chuks and their goalkeeper, Okwui won the best keeper award having minded the post without incurring any goal throughout the tournament but was rather unfortunate to find his players missed their penalties. Diamond Stars F C won the third place and got their medals and the prize.
The Sponsor of the tournament, Dr. Alex Udorah while speaking with newsmen, assured
of his commitment to human development
and promised to be of assistance to any programme or policy that will be of benefit to the people.
He stated that his mother before her exit, was a source of encouragement to many homes and that endeared her to him so much hence he chooseS to honour her with the games and hopes to contribute to other ventures that will promote life as much as he can.