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Governor Ikpeazu backs Anyansi-Agwu to succeed as NFF VP

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has hailed Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu for emerging as the new first vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The long-serving chairman of Enyimba Football Club was voted in at the NFF elections in Benin City, Edo State last Friday.

He succeeds Seyi Akinwunmi, whose bid to become president was not successful.

Ikpeazu described Abia indigene Anyansi-Agwu’s victory as a ‘well-deserved recognition’ of his years of dedication to the development of football, especially in the state through Enyimba.

Anyansi-Agwu, under whose chairmanship Enyimba have won numerous trophies, including two CAF Champions League titles, had served three consecutive terms as a member of the NFF executive committee before Friday’s election win.

“On behalf of the good people of Abia State, I congratulate you and also want to assure you and the new NFF board of our constant support,” Ikpeazu said while receiving Anyansi-Agwu in Umuahia yesterday.

“Nigerians are religious about football and everybody wants to see you succeed, so I wish you and the new board the very best as you work towards returning Nigeria Football to where it belongs.”

In his response, Anyansi-Agwu said his emergence as Vice President is a great thing “not just for me, but for Abia State and the entire South East.”

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