Asaga village emerged winners of the first edition of Dr. Emma Nwadeyi’s unity football competition. In the final played before an impressive crowd on the 29th of December, 2017, at the Abia State College of Education (ASCETA) football pitch, the Asaga team defeated Ibom village by 5-3 on penalty shootout, after regulation time ended one goal apiece. During the ensuring shootout, Asaga’s goalkeeper made two saves to hand over the trophy to his village. And for its efforts, Asaga smiled home with the sum of N500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and a giant trophy.
Runners up, Ibom, went home with the sum of N300, 000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira).
In the third place match played earlier, Amannagwu defeated Amasu by 1-0 to take away the N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) prize money.
Lawrence Kanu from Ibom village emerged the competition’s highest goal scorer. In his remarks, Dr. Emma Nwadeyi expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the competition. He pledged his continuous sponsorship of the competition for a long time.