Ikpeazus host Flying Eagles
The family of one of the founding fathers of modern Nigeria Football and two time Chairman of the NFA, Late Rt. Hon Justice Chuba Ikpeazu will today in Onitsha, host the Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles who are currently undergoing a 3-weeks camping and playing tour in Anambra state at the Neros Sports Stadium, Nanka.
According to the programme of activities released by the Ikpeazu Family through one of the Children of the Late Jurist, and former Chairman of Anambra United Football Club, Barrister Odi Ikpeazu on behalf of the Family, ”the hosting ceremony will start with a Friendly Match between the Flying Eagles and our Late Father’s Club, Ikpeazu Redoubtables which was a foremost Football Club in Nigeria in the 60s. The Friendly Match will start by 3pm at the Ikpeazu Mini Stadium in Onitsha”.
“After the Friendly encounter, the Flying Eagles will retire to the country home of the Late NFA Boss where the Team will pay respects at the mauseoleum of the Late Justice Chuba Ikpeazu before the hosting ceremony will commence.
A lot of dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony including His Royal Highness, the Obi of Onitsha Igwe Dr. Alfred Achebe.
The Family of Late Rt. Hon. Ikpeazu feel it is obligatory for the Family to host the Flying Eagles whio are camping in Anambra State bearing the Football antecedents of our Late Dad who was One of the forerunners of Nigeria Football financing the great Ikpeazu Redoubtables Football Club as far back as in the 60s”.
Barrister Ikpeazu continued “we are proud to host the Flying Eagles in Onitsha because the young lads are only working hard to bring glory and honour to the nation.
So l call on all well meaning Nigerians to rally round the Flying Eagles and support the Team with both prayers and material encouragement for them to achieve glory for the country.
The Family is confident that the Flying Eagles will receive immense blessings from our Late Dad as they come visiting us on Wednesday.
We welcome the Flying Eagles to Onitsha”, Barrister Odi Ikpeazu assured on behalf of the Family which includes former Miss Nigeria and Member of Federal House of Reps. Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Barrister Onyebuchi Ikpeazu and Hon. Beverly Ikpeazu, Member of the Anambra State House of Assembly.