Maureen Mmadu, a former Super Falcons midfielder was on coud 9 Saturday at Neros Stadium, Nanka, when her pet club, emerged champions of the 2022 Women’s Neros Pharmaceuticals Anambra FA Cup, Completesports.com reports.
Maureen Mmadu Football Kiddies Club (MMFKC) pipped Awka Angels 1-0 in the epic showpiece with Idika Chigozie scoring the eventual match winner in the first period.
Despite the inclement weather, the champions held out strongly, with their heads tightly screwd onto their necks.
The success earned the former Super Falcons Assistant Coach a place in history as the first woman to win the Anambra FA Cup both as player and as a coach following her trophy success with her childhood club, Ado Babes of Onitsha in the early ’90s.
The 101 capped Super Falcons ace equally lifted Cross River FA Cup and Lagos State FA Cup with Pelican Queens and Jegede Babes of Lagos respectively before taking her illustrious career to Norwegian side, IL Sandviken.
An emotional Mmadu exclusively told Completesports.com moments after the thrilling final, that she was exceedingly elated and paid huge respect to her young girls.
“This victory wouldn’t have been possible without the resilience, courage and determination of the players”, said Mmadu.
“They fought hard. Don’t forget, Awka Angels are a very good side.
“I commend my players for standing out strongly, that shows the quality in the team”.
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MMFKCwas floated last year, 2021, as the former Nigeria international’s ‘give back to society’ initiative and ensuring that girl child is allowed to follow her dream.
Mmadu said the trophy-success was a reward for her efforts and as well as motivation for greater challenges.
“We just started off last year. For me, winning this Anambra FA Cup today is a reward for our efforts.
“It’s also a motivation for us to push harder. To whom much is given, much is equally expected.
“We’re going to represent the State in the national NFF/Aiteo Cup, so we will have to go back and work even harder.
“The national competition is a bigger stage. We won’t just go there to make up the numbers, but to ensure that we competed favourably”.
MMFKC are billed to represent Nigeria in next month’s Dana Cup Invitational Tournament.
Mmadu told Completesports.com that they were still hunting for funds though they have procured some traveling documents like international passports for the team.
“For now, we’ve procured passports for the team. We’ve also done something as regards visas, but you know funds are not easily accessible now.
“Yes, we are looking for about N20m and we appeal to the corporate outfits to help us out,” Mmadu concluded.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.