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WE ARE WORKING HARD TO MEET EXPECTATIONS FOR UMUAHIA STADIUM – OBUH

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Abia Warriors Chairman John Sam Obuh has further assured that the Umuahia Township Stadium will meet the required standard ahead of the resumption of the second stanza of the league.

Speaking on the steps already taken to put the Umuahia Township Stadium in shape, Obuh said “We have involved experts from the University of Agriculture Umudike with a lot of test being carried out as to ascertain the grass that is suitable for our soil”

“We are working hard to meet up with the expectations, though,it is really costing the club money but we have to get it done because, to ensure that Abia Warriors play at home. Because our home is our home”.

The former U17 & U20 manager further shared the plans of the Abia State Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti for the turf, saying major work will commence after the current football season is over.

“One good thing is that major work will commence on the stadium immediately after the season, after the state government contracted the works out. Umuahia Township Stadium will have a new look” he concluded. Obuh remained optimistic that Abia Warriors will play all their second stanza NPFL season at the Umuahia Township stadium.

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Incredible Agada Bundles Fiorentina out of Viareggio Cup

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A Nigerian 17 years old Striker of Mavlon’s Football Club Charles Agada, in Tuesday in Italy orchestrated the exit of italian club Florentina out of the 2024 Viareggio Cup tournamentp courtesy of hatrick.
Fiorentina’s defence got a doze of the lethal injection from Agada when he scored in the 40th minute to give Mavlon 1-0 advantage going into the break.

He scored his brace in the 65th minute, but any thought of Mavlon being in a cruise control in the game was not seen, as Fiorentina clawed back with a goal in the 71st minute from Maiorana

The Italians piled more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 90th minute to the excitement of football fans.

The game had the signature of a very round 16 tough knockout fixture and when both teams were thinking of extra time and possible lottery of penalties,  Agada, who was configured to score goals net the heart- breaking goal two minutes into stoppage time to seal a quarter- final passage for marvellous Mavlon FC.

The young striker, who is the captain of his team, has scored seven goals in four games at the on- going Viareggio Cup to make him the leading top scorer at this year’s edition.

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