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Ex-Eagles Defender Iloenyosi Seeks Divine Guidance As Anambra FA Boss

Ex-Eagles Defender Iloenyosi Seeks Divine Guidance As Anambra FA Boss

Chikelue Iloenyosi, a former Nigeria international and Chairman of the Anambra State Football Association has continued to seek divine guidance in his task of developing football in the South- East State, reports.

Nigeria Dream 2 defender to The Sydney 2000 Olympics on Wednesday visited the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Reverend Paulinus Okafor as he sought divine guidance and direction in his assignment.

Iloenyosi was confirmed as Anambra State FA Chairman on July 28 by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

Ever since, Iloenyosi, who is affectionately called ‘General’, apparently following his no-compromising stance while on the pitch during his playing days, has hit the ground running, embarking on several activities that have revived the game in the state.

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Last Saturday, he held a church service at the Awka City Stadium in memory of fallen footballers and athletes of Anambra State.

He followed this up Wednesday with a visit to the Catholic Bishop of Awka, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor.

While hosting the Anambra Football Association chairman in his St. Patrick’s Cathedral Awka residence, Bishop Ezeokafor advised him to use his wealth of experience to make Anambra State football great again.

He urged Iloenyosi to put in the same zeal that saw him play for all the categories of the Nigerian national football teams; U-20s, U-23s, and the Super Eagles, to work as the Anambra FA Chairman.

“Football activities will surely redirect the youths and take them away from vices, ” the Bishop noted.

He assured that “the church will collaborate and assist the Anambra FA in their activities”.

Responding, Iloenyosi, former Fenerbahce of Turkey defender, expressed gratitude to the Bishop for finding time to receive him.

“I’m also grateful for all the advice you gave to me, ” Iloenyosi said before highlighting the various activities he has undertaken within the three months of his assumption of Office.

Such activities, he pointed out, include memorial service for late footballers and administrators of Anambra State extraction, amongst others.

He assured the Bishop that he will not disappoint him as regards the expectations and confidence reposed in him.



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