The closing ceremony of the maiden Anambra Traders Sports Competition will gold on Friday Dec 8 with final and third place matches of the football event.
Iron Dealers Market, Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) and Nkwo Umunze Market in Orumba South LGA will battle for the first and second places while Ajasa Market Onitsha will battle New Motor Spare Parts, Nnewi for the third place.
The third place and final matches will hold by 10am and 1pm respectively at the Awka Township Stadium.
Patrick-Estate Onyedum, Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission said this after a meeting of the Main Organising Committee of the event on Friday.
Onyedum said Gov. Chukwuma Soludo would be around to witness the final of the seven-weeks long sports first for traders in Anambra and also handover prizes to deserving teams and individuals.
He said the finals for four other events featured in the competition including Tennis, Table Tennis, Draught and Ncho would hold on Thursday Dec. 7 at the City Sports Club, Amawbia.
For Draught, Ifeanyi Osunwa of Building Materials Market, Awka will play with Raphael Okoli from Plastic Market, Ogbunike for he first and second places while
In Ncho, Emeka Okoye from Eke Amawbia Market will play with Michael Ibegwa of Electrical Market Obosi in the first semi final of Ncho and Arinze Nwafor of 25D Blessed Line, Odekpe and Nzeka Esther of Nkwo Umunze Market will contest for the second final slot.
The final and semi final will be played later on the same date.
In Table Tennis Nnaemeka Okoli of Nkwo market Umunze will square up on on the table against Olie Onochie of New Tyre Nkpor for the ultimate prize while Ikenna Okafor of Eke Amawbia Market will fight for third place finish against Ndudi Ifinwa representing AMSPDA, Nnewi.
Obidike Emeka representing Odera Market Awka will play with Fidelis Anierobi AMSPDA Nnewi in the Tennis final while Ezeobi Oliver of Etewa Market, Ekwulobia and Kenechukwu Sixtus Building Materials, Ogbunike will play for the third place.
Onyedum said mouthwatering prizes would be won by traders and lovers of sports who purchased lottery tickets for the competition and that draws would be held on the final day.
He called on residents of Anambra across all walks of life to turnout enmass on Thursday at the City Sports Club, Amawbia and on Friday at the Awka Township Stadium to cheer the teams to victory and enjoy good games.
The Sports Commission Chairman commended the markets for the massive participation and impressive performances while charging them to maintain the spirit of sportsmanship till the end of competition.