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Neros Pharmaceutical/Anambra Federation Cup final holds Saturday

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 11:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The 2015 edition of the Neros Pharmaceutical/Anambra Federation Cup final would hold on Saturday, Iloegbune Okoye, Chairman, Anambra State Football Association (ASFA) Normalisation Committee has said.

Okoye disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.

NAN reports that the Nigerian Football Association (NFA) on Monday inaugurated a seven-man normalisation committee to pilot the affairs of the ASFA for three months.

The chairman said this was in line with the mandate of the committee to ensure the state sent in two finalists which would feature in the national finals of the competition.

He said the four finalists from the two factions of the ASFA would be collapsed into one and be made to play semi-finals after a draw to produce the actual finalists.

NAN recalls that the NFA had on April 6 suspended the final of ASFA Federation Cup.

The suspension was because the two FA factions were organising separate versions of the competition in the state following the leadership crisis that had rocked the association.

“We have started work in earnest; our immediate task is to provide the two clubs that will represent Anambra at the national level.

“The four clubs that are to play in the two factional finals will be subjected to chance draws.

“They will then play semi-finals and final of the Neros Pharmaceutical sponsored Anambra Federation Cup.

“And from there our national representatives will emerge and we have between now and Saturday to achieve that,’’ he said. The setting up of the committee was to return peace to ASFA which has been crisis-ridden following factionalisation by Mike Umeh the chairman and Jude Obikwelu the deputy.