top of page

Dr. Alex Otti Gifts Players of Enyimba of Aba N20 Million For Winning 2022/23 NPFL Title

July, 4 2023.

Abia State governor, Dr Alex Otti has approved a cash reward of N20 million for players of Enyimba of Aba, for their outstanding exploits in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.

Enyimba FC won the NPFL title for a record extending ninth time, by winning the Championship play-offs held in Lagos on superior goals difference, after the three top finishers ended with 9 points. also has it on good authority that long-term Chairman of the Peoples' Elephant, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu who is on his way out of the club, Coach Finidi George, his assistants and backroom staff, were also given what the government deemed a token of its appreciation for the honour they brought to Abia State as a group, and as individuals.

At a reception hosted by the governor on Thursday, in Umuahia, no mention of monetary reward was made by Dr. Otti who however promised that Enyimba will be re-inaugurated in every possible aspect, ahead of the upcoming domestic season, and CAF Champions League campaign.

Meanwhile, the Abia State government has stepped up the processes of overhauling the two NPFL clubs, under its ownership - Enyimba FC and Abia Warriors of Umuahia.

Although the process was started by the immediate past governor, Okezie Ikpeazu who dissolved the boards of both clubs, Dr. Otti who assumed office on May 29, 2022 has shown his readiness to restructure Enyimba FC by providing the funds that made it possible, for the club to take part in the NPFL Championship play-offs in Lagos.

Enyimba were in danger of missing out of the Super Six due to the non-approval of funds for that purpose by the Ikpeazu-led padministration, who were also owing players and officials at least four months in salary arrears.

These unsavory tale of woes were made public by Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu in a live radio chat a day after the Peoples' Elephant won their ninth NPFL title, in Lagos.

"I was no longer Chairman of the board, in fact there was no board in place, so I could have simply walked away. But the strong bond and passion I have for the team, arrested my conscience and let me say, I was lucky to meet those who facilitated my being able to have audience with the governor", Chief Anyansi-Agwu said on Sports Salsa, Kennis FM 104.1.

Only last week, Governor confirmed the appointment of Innocence Oweh as Interim Chairman of the dissolved Abia Warriors board, but was silent on who holds the position at Enyimba, two-time African champions.

70 views0 comments


bottom of page