SWAN Hails Debutant Anambra Beach Soccer Warriors For Second Place League Finish

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By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has congratulated the Anambra Beach Soccer Team, popularly called Anambra Warriors for an an impressive second place finish in the National Beach Soccer League concluded in Kaduna on Saturday.

Chimezie Anaso, Chairman of SWAN, Anambra Chapter in his congratulatory message, said members of the association were proud of the team’s feat at the national inspite being first timers.

Anaso said the Anambra Beach Soccer Association chaired and sponsored by Prof. Victor Madubuko has again demonstrated that the private sector could become the cornerstone of sports development, if the right persons were allowed to contribute their quota.

He said it is important to note that the association within less than two years of its existence, has been to build a standard beach soccer pitch and attracted the league to o the Anambra.

He however, called on government to support the association as Anambra was becoming a force to reckon with in Beach Soccer.

“The body of sports writers in Anambra wish to congratulate the silver winning Anambra Beach Soccer Warriors for taking the entire country by surprise, they featured in the league for the first time and we’re able to finish second, that was impressive.

“We want appreciate Prof. Victor Madubuko chairman of Anambra State Beach Soccer Association for his passion and commitment to the growth of the game in the state as well his finances with which he gave the dream life.

“He sponsored the association and the team single handedly without government support and he was able to achieve this, we are convinced that the sky will be the limit when the government and others like corporate bodies move in to support beach soccer in Anambra,” he said.

Anambra Beach Soccer Warriors finished behind defending champions, Kebbi Beach Soccer Club ahead of Kebbi United Beach Soccer Club and Kada Beach Soccer Club which finished third and fourth respectively.

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