Anambra Governors’ Cup finalists yet to get cash reward: Team Coach

Teams that participated in the 2020 Anambra Community Shield, otherwise known as Governor’s Cup, have yet to receive their cash rewards 10 months after the football competition.

The competition’s final was played on December 30, 2020, and the Anambra State Sports Development Commission (ASDC) has yet to present prize money to the deserving teams.The situation “is creating friction between the coach of Amawbia Town and his players, who emerged third in the competition and expecting” a cash reward of N150,000.

Ifeanacho Ogu, coach of the Amawbia team, told journalists on Friday in Awka that his players had assumed that he had received the money without their knowledge.

Mr Ogu, aka Coach Ability, said most of the players, largely of the community, believed that he had received the money and made away with it.

“My players are saying that I had collected the money since December when the dummy cheque was presented to us. They refuse to understand that the cash has not come,” Mr Ogu stated. “Why I am speaking out is for the Anambra sports commission or whoever is in charge to do the needful and stop attracting embarrassment to coaches.”

In a reaction, Tony Oli, the sports commission, stated that the commission had not released the prize money to any team.

Mr Oli, however, said the commission would make the presentation during the finals of the Anambra Academical Football Championship later in the year.


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