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Iloenyosi pledges support for NUJ FCT correspondents’ football tourney

The Chairman of the Anambra Football Association, Chikelue Iloenyosi has pledged support for the second edition of the FCT Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondent…

The Chairman of the Anambra Football Association, Chikelue Iloenyosi has pledged support for the second edition of the FCT Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondent Chapel Football Tournament.

The three-day tournament tagged “Football for Friendship and Peace” is slated for July 11 to July 13 at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja will have 12 teams trading tackles.

They include; NUJ Correspondent chapel, NNPC, Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Federal High Court (FHC).

Others are  Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), AIBEN Group, the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

At a news conference  on Tuesday to unveil the former Super Eagles player  as a  brand ambassador for the tournament, Iloenyosi stressed the importance of such events for journalists.

“I am honoured and happy today because of this great event that we’re about to do. Not only because l am made the ambassador, I’m going to support it massively.

“Somebody asked me why is it that every time they are giving you award. I have been in office for one and half year and l have received 17 awards because l am into grassroots football and l am doing it with passion,” he said.

Earlier, Jide Oyekunle, Chairman of the FCT NUJ Correspondents’ chapel underscored the power of football in promoting unity among Nigerians.

He said the chapel decided to use sports, particularly football to unite and strengthen the relationship between the media and participating organisations.

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