Odogwu U17 tourney kicks off in Abuja


The maiden edition of the Odogwu U.17 Football Tournament will kick off on Tuesday January 17 in Gwagwalada Abuja.
The tournament sponsored by the Abia Warriors Football Club Sporting Director,  Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu ndi Abia), is aimed at discovering youths at that level that are ready to make a living from football.


According to the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Thompson Ojukwu, the opening match will feature 2S Academy and Real Justice FC. 
The match which would be played at UBE Primary School, Kuntunku Gwagwalada Abuja by 4pm, A member of the FCT Football Association and Coach of the National U.15 team, Patrick Bassey, will perform the ceremonial kick off.


According to Ojukwu, “We have dedicated the next three weeks in Gwagwalada to honour this passionate man that have boldly represented  Gwagwalada and FCT perfectly in the game of football. He served us meritilously, and still serving us till date. We are putting this tournament together to honour him. In the opening match, 2SC Academy will take on Real Justice, while the second day, Babayaro FC will tackle Ejiwumi Academy.”
Ojukwu said the semi finals will be played on January 18 and 19. 


Patrick Ngwaogu was the leader of the Gwagwalada Football Coaches Council, Public Relations Officer and later Secretary FCT Football Coaches Association, board member, FCT Football Association and First Vice Chairman, FCT Football Association.


He has also served variously at the NFF standing committees and is the board Secretary of FOSLA Academy.  
He was appointed appointed as the Match Reader/Assistant Coach of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia in 2016/2017 Football, before he was elevated to the position of Sporting Director in the current football season.