By Albert Dakup
A grassroot Football Competition named after the Technical Adviser of Plateau United Football Club of Jos Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu is set to kick-off in Jos the Plateau State capital.
Organized by the Supporters Club of Plateau United Football Club of Jos, the competition which is tagged Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu Football Tournament will feature sixteen teams from Jos and environs.
Chairman, Supporters Club of Plateau , Umar Shehu said the essence of the competition is to honour Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu for his hard work, dedication and commitment to duty which propelled the team to finished second in the Nigeria Professional Football League and pick a continental ticket in the process.
He explained that the Supporters Club are motivated to organize the competition in his name after turning the fortunes of the team around in his first season at the club and for carrying them along in the scheme of things especially his support to its indigent members, something that never happened in the history of the club.
“We are really happy with him because he has been supporting us morally and financially since he assumed work here last year and we felt we appreciate him by naming this tournament after him.
An elated Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu who expressed gratitude to the Supporters Club for the honour done to him, Commended the Supporters Club for their passion and commitment to the cause of the club noting that the team would not have achieved this much in his very first season in the club.
Ilechukwu who is on the verge of finishing second on the league table and picking a continental ticket at the process , commended the Club’s General Manager, Pius Henwan and the Technical Director, Ahmed Ibrahim for their unflinching support and described the duo as the best in the NPFL.
He assured that he will continue to support the competition which will also serve as an avenue to discover young budding talents, appealed to the participating teams to play according to the rules.
The competition kicks-off Thursday 14th July, 2022 by 3:30pm at the Rwang Pam Stadium Jos and three other designated centres in the city of Jos.
General Manager of the Club, Pius Henwan and Technical Director , Ahmed Ibrahim aka Coach Bros are among dignitaries that are expected to grace the opening ceremony.