Awka Angels have withdrawn from the 2022 Aiteo Cup.
The club made this disclosure through Proprietor Alex Nzekwe.
“We regret to inform the Anambra Football fraternity, the entire Anambra Sports hemisphere, our teeming fans and supporters of our withdrawal from the 2022 Aiteo Federations Cup owing to paucity of funds to continue in the biggest and oldest football competition in the land,” Nzekwe explained.
“Earlier on, we qualified to feature in the Round of 32 against FC Robo Queens of Lagos after defeating FEMALE MACHINES 2-0 at Ondo Sports Complex last Tuesday.”
“At the moment we are not able to raise a minimum sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N350,000) needed for the trip to Warri which will cover hiring of vehicle, accommodation (for 18 players and 4 officials), feeding and other mandatory match logistics.
Mr Nzekwe showed gratitude to those who supported Awka Angels.
“We acknowledge the financial supports gotten from the following public spirited individuals and sports afficionados: Reverend Fr. Coach Obinna Dike (Chairman, Anambra Independent Football League); Mr. Chijioke Onyedika (Secretary, Anambra State Football Association); Mr. Chekwube Ofili (Chairman, Awka South Local Football Council); Evangelist Obi Muoneke (Proprietor, Peace FC); Engr. Dr. Ikenna Nwokedi (Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Sports Journalist) and School Manager, Saint John of God Secondary School Awka, Reverend Fr. Chigozie Jidere.*
“We regret the effect of our latest action on the entire Anambra Football Community and our supporters. Please accept the assurances of our sporting regards.”