NUJ/FCT Correspondents’ Chapel set for football tourney

FCT Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has on Tuesday in a grand style unveiled the former Super Eagles defender and the current Chairman of Anambra State Football Association Chikelue Iloenyosi as brand Ambassador for the 2nd Edition of Football tournament slated for July 11 to 13, 2024 in Abuja.

The three days tourney inside the Area 10 football pitch Old Parade Ground, will see the team from organisations like; Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Federal High Court (FHC), NNPCL NUJ, Customs, NDLEA SWAN amongst other.

Speaking at the Press Conference, the draw and unveiling of it’s brand new Ambassador  Chikelue Iloenyosi who has built a reputation as one of the most impressive players and now Administrator per excellent.

FCT Correspondent’s Chairman Jide Oyekunle said the aim of the tournament is to  strengthening the relationships between the media and participating organisations.

According to him, today marks another milestone in the history of Nigeria Union of Journalists FCT Correspondents Chapel with the hosting of 2nd Edition of our Football Tournament tagged “Football for Friendship and Peace.”

“The three-day tournament is aimed at strengthening the relationships between the media and participating organizations. We are using football to promote and shape the synergy with these organizations particularly the security agencies whom our members always interface with on a daily basis.

“Football does not have language. Football is an integral activity that unites the people and has the power to change the world irrespective of the religion, ethnic and political background.

“Football makes people forget their differences because it is a unifying factor. It heals the wounds and bonds people

“It is one of the antidotes for physical fitness and mental health and alertness which we all need particularly in face of the present economic reality and hardship.

“As one of the improvements compared to the maiden edition in 2023 when eight (8) teams participated, It is my pleasure to inform you that fourteen (14) teams drawn from the security agencies, government organizations and professional bodies will be participating in this 2nd Edition of the tournament.”

While speaking, the brand new Ambassador Chikelue Iloenyosi promised to support the tournament massively, while he thanked organiser for the honour given to him.

“I am happy and honour to be here. Because of the development I am putting in place in Anambra, for the first time he put sport in the budget, it’s because of the work we are doing.

“Not only being ambassador, I am going to support massively, individual I have capacity I will support you.”