Aniuno explains ‘Football Across Anambra’ project

Anambra State

Anambra state. PHOTO: jujufilms

Olisa Aniunoh, whose grassroots football project, ‘Football Across Anambra,’ has enlivened soccer discourse in the state, says the aim of the programme is to ensure that the state reclaimed its position among the top sports tourism venues in the country.

‘Football Across Anambra’ recently started distributing football training kits to over 100 amateur clubs in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

The programme, which is one of the projects of the Anambra State Football Association chairmanship aspirant, is targeted at developing football across the state by supporting clubs and players with football kits.

Presenting sets of training kits and footballs to one of the clubs, Smith City FC of Awka at the weekend, Aniuno, popularly known as Acada, said his vision was to take football to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

Aniuno, who was recently co-opted as a member of the Sports for All Committee by the Nigeria Olympic committee (NOC), explained that “what we want to do is to bring back the excitement that football is noted for and as you know in Anambra State for many years, little or nothing has been happening in sports. It is not that we don’t have clubs but the incentives and the push is not there, so what we are trying to do is to rejig it and make sure the excitement gets to all the nooks and crannies of the state.”

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