The Nwankwo Kanu Sport Centre in Owerri will on Easter Sunday be a beehive of activities with the kick off of a Seven-a-Side Soccer Tournament for players within the ages of 40 and above.
Kanu, the two-time 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.”
Meanwhile, organisers of the tournament 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 dp our best to win the tournament.”
Kanu reiterated further that the event would create a platform for bonding and educate the older ones about health issues and need for continuous exercises,” he noted.
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.