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Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup 2023: De Godz FC Begin Back-To-Back Title Chase

Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup 2023: De Godz FC Begin Back-To-Back Title Chase

In a dazzling kickoff at Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium Onitsha, De Godz FC commenced their defence of the Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup with a resounding 2-0 triumph over Niger Stars FC on Sunday, November 12, 2023, Completesports.com reports.

De Godz FC emerged champions of the 2022 Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup [pictured above] after beating Ozalla FC in the final, prevailing 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw during regulation time.

Before Niger Stars vs De Godz FC clash to get the 2023 edition underway, Barrister Emeka Asiegbu, the Onitsha Branch Secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), ceremoniously kicked off the match, captivating a massive crowd of football enthusiasts in Onitsha. Notably, Cup sponsor, Chief Remigius Uchenna Anyadike, graced the event.

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Nnamdi Ferdinand seized an early lead for De Godz FC with a swift tap-in, capitalizing on a defensive lapse by Niger Stars FC. Innocent Aniekwe further secured their dominance just before halftime, securing a decisive advantage that endured through the second half, earning them a crucial three points.

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Chief Remigius Uchenna Anyadike presents the 2022 Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup trophy to De Godz FC captain

Reflecting on the match, De Godz FC’s proprietor, Kingsley Ndukauba, hailed the win as an auspicious beginning to their title defence. Ndukauba emphasized their strategic approach, addressing both strengths and weaknesses, demonstrating their commitment to retaining the Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup trophy for the second consecutive year.

In post-match comments, Chief Remigius Uchenna Anyadike (Akuzaza, Akuchukwu 1 of Umudioka) outlined the competition’s objective of engaging the state’s youth in football, providing a platform for showcasing their potential. Anyadike underscored his company’s corporate social responsibility, contributing to society through sports.

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Officials of the Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup

The sponsor urged participating teams to uphold fair play and the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the competition.

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The Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup 2023 champions stand to claim N3,0000,000 (three million naira) with N2,000,000 (two million naira) for the runner-up and one N1,000,000 (one million naira) for the third-placed team, along with additional consolation prizes.

Remmy Uche Soccer Challenge Cup, 2023: Participating Teams and their groups

GROUP A
1. De Godz FC.
2. Niger Stars FC.
3. Sanky Stars FC.
4. Up Stars FC.

GROUP B
1. Uncle Ralph FC.
2. Kamso FC.
3. Vulcans FC.
4. Eleven (11) Teachers FC.

GROUP C
1. Peace FC.
2. Barracks. Bombers FC.
3. Ochomma FC.
4. Galaxy FC.
5. Bonfa FC.

GROUP D
1. Washington Stars FC
2. Unity FC.
3. Flying Horse FC.
4. Manpola FC.
5. Ozalla F.A.


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