Nso Na Agha Super Cup: Enugu Pips Ebonyi…Lifts Giant Trophy
By Madonna Nwani
Enugu State has emerged the champion of the maiden edition of Nso na Agha Soccer Super Cup. The Coal City boys trounced their Ebonyi State counterpart by three goals to two to lift the giant trophy.
In the finals played at the Urban Secondary School field in Abakaliki last Sunday, Enugu shot into the lead midway in the first half, following a well-converted rebound resulting from the goalkeepers parrying of the shot from left flanked by an Enugu attacker.
Enugu boys also increased the tally in the 40th minute of the game during a goalmouth melee off from a corner kick from the right flank. The first half thus ended two goals to nothing in favor of Enugu.
The second half saw a more determined Ebonyi boy struggling to level the tally, two goals apiece before Enugu slotted in the winner barely five minutes to end the game.
In the third-place match played earlier, Imo state also triumphed over Abia state by four goals to three via a penalty shoot-out; having stalemated at the 2-2 draw in the full time.
Speaking after the match, the sponsor of the competition and director, of Nso na Agha Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Kenneth Nomeh expressed satisfaction with the Tempo and quality of the game.
He added that the competition which was part of the activities to mark his tenth year priestly ordination anniversary lived up to expectation.
He stated that the youths should be usefully engaged to make for a better society.
Father Nomeh announced fifty thousand naira, thirty thousand naira, and twenty thousand naira as the prize money for the first, second and third-placed teams respectively; the same goes for the winners of Volleyball competition.
The prizes would be presented to the winners during the grand finale of the anniversary celebration even as he promised the general token for all the participated teams
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