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Abia State Governor Ikpeazu Comes To Cash-strapped Enyimba’s Rescue

Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu has offered to sponsor Enyimba FC to Libya for the CAF Confederation Cup group stages fixture against Al Ahly Benghazi.

The Peoples’ Elephants were expected to travel on the night of Sunday, April 18, but got stranded after the central government allegedly failed to release money for a chattered flight.

In a statement sent to media houses, Enyimba confirmed that the governor met with team’s representatives at his office in Uturu to finalise the arrangements before they could jet out of the country.

“I am deeply grateful to the governor for this very kind and generous gesture,” the Enyimba Chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu stated.

“His intervention has averted what could have brought embarrassment and ridicule, not just to Enyimba but to Nigeria as a country.

“The timely manner in which he intervened in the matter is a clear indication that he has Enyimba at the centre of his heart, and God will continue to bless him.”

Enyimba will now leave Nigeria on Tuesday night on a chartered flight to honor the matchday five fixture, which is now scheduled for 10pm on Thursday April 22.

“I also want to thank the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, for the role he played in ensuring that we are now at this point where we are sure of playing the match in a convenient atmosphere. He took it upon himself to ensure that everything is fine for us to honour the match, and we are very grateful to him,” Agwu added.

Enyimba are second in group A with six points from four matches, two points behind leaders Orlando Pirates who the People’s Elephant will face on the final matchday.

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