Screen goddess, Ngozi Ezeonu led a band of Actors to the mainbowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium as the maiden edition of Ifeanyi Chiejine Memorial Cup got underway.
Ifeanyi Chiejine an important member of Super Falcons gave up the ghost on 21st August 2019 following a brief illness.
Respected veteran Nollywood diva Ngozi Ezeonu, a lover of the Girl-child and fan of Ifeanyi Chiejine graced the opening match between Anambra Angels and Delta Babes on Thursday 15th December. Delta Babes won 2-0.
Ngozi noted for her excellent interpretation of roles in series of movies like Glamour Girls, Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Forbidden, Co-Wives and Three Wives remarked that she came to identify with the memorial project with the aim of further supporting the Girl-Child and encouraging budding talents.
She praised former Super Falcons goalkeeper Judith Chime (Kamala), teammate of late Ifeanyi Chiejine for championing the idea to remember the fallen shero.
“This is an idea worth praising and emulation, that concerned players led by Kamala and Vera Okolo. Their efforts should not be forgotten. I hope the authorities should always see the need to do this.”
Citing an example with herself, Ngozi went on to admonish the girl-child to never give up in life.
“I struggled and never gave up in life, I come from a family in the South East where the boy child seemed more appreciated than the girl. I fought to be where I am today.
“So I say to the girls, your dreams will be realized if you keep fighting no matter the circumstances, chase your dreams always,” she enthused.
Ngozi Ezeonu was in the company of other actors like Phil Daniels, Amar Ignis and Ken Odurukwe .
Meanwhile, action will continue Friday 16th December at the Ifeanyi Chiejine Memorial Cup with three games on the cards.
Delta Babes will try Moje Queens for size in the first game.
Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens will clash with Imo Strikers in the second match of the day.
The last encounter will see Castmog Academy and Fortress Ladies battle.
Day 2 Fixtures:
Delta Babes vs Moje Queens
Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens vs Imo Strikers
Castmog vs Fortress
Anambra Angels (Bye)