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AJUNWA JOINS IMO FA

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Atlanta 96 Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa, has been named chairman of Women development committee of Imo Football Association.

Ajunwa, a police CSP tops the list of those who were early this week drawn into different committees that would drive the development of the game in the state.

A release by the state FA Chairman, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam, disclosed that a total of 11 committees would be inaugurated next Tuesday at the Hollywood Hotel, Owerri.

Uchegbulam heads the appeals committee that has the state's Director of Sports, Chief Goddy Agbarakwe and Mr Teddy Isiadinso as members. The technical committee has ex-international, Ndubuisi Opara as chairman, while Sir Emman Ochiagha leads the Organising and Disciplinary Committee. Other committee chairmen include Okeke Kevin (Security), Ebere Emman (Audit), Uche Banna (Marketing), Laz Okorocha (Protocol), Uzoma Paul (Referee), Dr Andy Eziefula (Medical), and George Aluo (Media).

Uchegbulam stated that the state FA would do everything possible to raise the standard of the game in the state, even as he charged all stakeholders to rally round the FA. He stressed that the setting up of the various committees is one of the important steps the FA is taking to reposition the round leather game in the state. He noted that the committees are made up of people who have paid their dues in football.

'We have gone for people who are knowledgeable in the game and we hope with their support, the state FA will succeed in taking football in the state to the next level.'