Maureen Mmadu: Anambra FA inducts ex-Falcon coach as ambassador

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Ex Falcons player and coach, Maureen Mmadu

THE Caretaker Committee of the Anambra State Football, Association, led by Dr. Emeka Okeke has inducted former Super Falcons player and Assistant Coach, Maureen Mmadu as Ambassador of State FA.

The committe also appointed the ex international into the Women Football Committee, which was earlier inagurated to reform the comatose female football in the state.

Chairman of the Caretaker Committee told journalists at the event held at the new state FA complex in Awka that the former Falcon player has a wealth of experience that will be vital in instituting a formidable female team in the state.

He regretted that female football has been in comatose for awhile in the state despite the Anamvra being an ‘A’ state, and called on stakeholders to join hands in building a sports vibrant state.

Okeke said that “as caretaker committee, we want to set a pace that the incoming executive cannot afford to ignore.  In fact, in three months, we will achieve what is only achievable in eight years.

“We are here to work and we are not living any stone unturned. We want to raise as many female football club as we can so they can begin to compete among themselves. From there, we want to select the best for the state.”

In her speech, Maureen Mmadu said the appointment was a call to duty and that she will contribute her quota to ensure the state came up with a reputable team.

She said it was regrettable that Anambra is neither heard nor seen in the women league table, and promised that, “I am here to give the best to the state, no half-baked, no connections, you just have to be good to make the team.

“I have long yearned for it. I started my football career here, Onitsha precisely, Ado girls. We have talented female players and we need to harness them for their good and that of the state.”

Mmadu,  who once played and coached in Norway, thanked the state Governor, Willie Obiano for the initiative and the Caretaker Committee for honouring her.

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