League: Enugu FA chair­man de­scribes State 2017 sea­son as bril­liant

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The Chair­man of Enugu State Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (ENSFA), Chidi Of­for-Okenwa has de­scribed the just con­cluded 2017 state league com­pe­ti­tion as bril­liant.

He said it kept thor­oughly en­ter­tained.

Pur­ple Krown Academy won the league by de­feat­ing Oli­con Rovers FC 6-5 af­ter play­ing out a 2-2 dur­ing the reg­u­la­tion time on July 29.

“Hon­estly speak­ing, the matches more es­pe­cially the fi­nal match be­tween Pur­ple Krown and Oli­con Rovers was an en­ter­tain­ing match.

“I can tell you that we have run into a prob­lem where we have eight high pro­file clubs that are at the same level in power.

“When­ever the clubs are play­ing, we will be look­ing onto penalty shootout and they hardly end in reg­u­la­tion time.

“On July 29, we wit­nessed two penalty shootouts in the fans third-place match be­tween Enugu An­gels and AC United and the fi­nal match,” he said.

Okenwa de­scribed the cham­pi­ons, Pur­ple Krown as a com­pact team and added that the club’s achieve­ment four years af­ter it was formed was no fluke.

“I can tell you that Pur­ple Krown win­ning the 2015 and 2017 state league is all about con­sis­tency, and to have won the league twice in its four years of ex­is­tence speaks vol­ume of them,” he said.

Okenwa ex­pressed joy at the mas­sive turnout of the sup­port­ers that watched the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the league.

“I am much touched by the num­ber of peo­ple that at­tended the grand fi­nale of the state’s league.

“The crowd was much, I could not be­lieve it, in spite of the fact that the match was staged on a Satur­day, a cleanup day,” Okenwa en­thused.

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