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Kanu seven-a-side tourney thrills Owerri All Stars


footballThe Nwankwo Kanu Sports Centre in Owerri will on Easter Sunday be a beehive of activities with the kick off of a seven-a-aside football tournament for players within the ages of 40 and above.

Kanu, the two-time former African Footballer of the Year, hinted that arrangement has been finalised for the event that would be held through the Easter festive holidays.

“As I speak with you, everything for the seven-a-side tournament is already in place and we are looking forward to having a lot of people at the event,” said the Arsenal legend.

“The tournament was put together as part of our health and wellness campaign for soccer aficionados in Owerri and beyond,” he added.

Meanwhile, the organisers of the competition have revealed that Club Nippon FC, captained by Quincy Okoukoni and Ugochukwu Uche-led D CASA FC, will kick off the tournament.

Okoukoni said he was impressed with what is being put together by Kanu, adding his team would be going for the gold.

“We support what Kanu is doing and that is why I registered my team from Abuja and we shall do our best to win the tournament,” he said.

The tournament would be witnessed by a host of celebrities and advertisers desirous to promote their goods and services with expected huge attendance at the sports centre.

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