Mekon FC win Anambra Independent Football League Season 6 title – The Sun Nigeria


Umunze’s Mekon Football Club emerged as winners of the sixth edition of the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL) on Saturday.

Mekon FC were crowned champions after an emphatic 3-0 win over Ada-Anj’s Bubendorf FC in a decided game at Awka Township Stadium.

Odinka Christopher scored for them in the 10th and 35th minute, while Kelechi Nebedum completed the rout with a strike in the 39th minute.

Awka’s Peace FC beat Obeledu United 4-1 to finish second in the final table of the competition.

In another match played in the competition on Saturday, Hopeland FC of Nnewi beat Cardinal Arinze FC of Onitsha 3-0.

Chukwuemeka Afusi, the owner of Mekon FC, later told reporters that the AIFL was a huge intervention in the development of football not only in Anambra but across the country.

He praised his players for their fighting spirit and achieving the rare feat of winning the state amateur league title.

Afusi, also the general manager of Mekon Sports Wear, promised to provide more support to the team.

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“I am also ready to partner with the AIFL for the Season 7 edition of this competition,” he said.

Also speaking, AIFL President Obinna Dike thanked God for the successful season six edition of the competition which has been running steadily since 2017.

He described the administration of football in Nigeria as a herculean task.

Dike, who is a Reverend Father, however, thanked Paulinus Ezeokafor, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, for his spiritual, moral and financial support.

He said that this contributed greatly to the success of the contest.

Dike congratulated members of the AIFL management, club owners and players for their different roles, and assured that the next edition of the competition will be bigger and better.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the AIFL is an independent football league for amateur clubs inside and outside Anambra.

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