… As Anirah Calls For More Support For Sports
… Doles Out Cash To Ailing Fregene
By Nelson Agbajor
The 3rd edition of the Felix Anirah Football Tournament, FAFT has officially kicked off, as the Sapele Township Stadium was filled to capacity.
At the Sapele Township Stadium, Pemu FC and Juventus FC settled for a 2-2 draw at the opening ceremony on Sunday, 15th November, 2020.
In all the six matches played across the five zones, two wins and four draws were recorded.
With Caleb United FC of Bayelsa State beating Ichofe Wonderers FC of Ughelli 4-0, Bj Foundation FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Eagles United FC. While Eagles Wings crushed Blazers FC 6-1 at the Crescent Club sports complex in the Benin Center, to record the first two victories of the tournament.
In the Asaba Center, Sumit FC and Sower FC had a 1-1 draw score line at St. Patrick’s College.
However, former Delta State FA Cup Champions Future Stars FC narrowly picked a point against Winfure FC in a game that ended 1-1 in the Warri City Stadium.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the opening ceremony, the host and Member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing the people of Sapele constituency, Hon. Chief Felix Anirah, expressed deep satisfaction at the opening ceremony of the Felix Anirah Football Tournament holding across the country.
Chief Anirah while commending all the participants in this tournament, urged them to be good ambassadors of the game, noting that sports brings unity, love and togetherness and as such, the FAFT has been an avenue over the years in promoting sports (football) and till date still maintains the tempo.
It should be noted that the Felix Anirah Football Tournament which started on Sunday November 15th, is expected to end on 15th December, 2020 with the winner going home with Two Million Naira, second team, One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira and the third position, One Million Naira.
Similarly, Chief Felix Anirah has supported former Ex- International, Perter Fregene with the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira.
According to him, the gesture is part of his benevolence in promoting sports in the country, noting that Fregene has contributed his quota to the development of sports in the country.
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