Vemard Africa Football Club is participating in Enyimba International today for a friendly game at Neros Stadium, Nanka
(Friday) 14 February 2020 on the occasion of the official unveiling of the club, Completesports.com reports.
The club is the brainchild of Chidi Emmanuel Okonkwo, former president of Delta Force of Asaba.
In addition to the friendly match against NPFL title holders and Enyimba, the most successful club in Nigeria, it was also collected that two former Super Eagles players, Pastor Taribo West and Victor "Prince of Monaco" Ikpeba, are scheduled to participate in the epic event.
“This club is for the residents of the state of Anambra. It is not personal to me or Akonam, or Chief Odenigbo Nanka (Chief Paully Emenike). It's community-driven, just that I'm home to contribute my quota to the game here in my state, "said Okonkwo during a press conference.
"Sixty percent of the players would come from here in the state and our wish is to give them a future in their chosen career," added Okonkwo, a former Black Swallows FC manager, Swaziland.
With a vast experience in football management from Ghana and Swaziland, Okonkwo says he is not afraid to take on the role and emphasizes that Vemard Africa FC is looking for excellence, driven by the vision of being the best they want to be .
“Vemard Africa FC is not only completely new. We have been around for a while but in Enugu and I must say that we have produced a number of players who are currently playing in some of the top teams in the country.
“One of our most important goals is to have an impact on Anambra youth, even though we didn't start here. In addition, we will be guided by our vision to offer Anambra youth a platform.
"As a model club, however, we want to say that our goal for now is to pave our way to the second division, Nigeria National League, NNL".
Vemard Africa FC will participate in the Nationwide League One (NLO) this year.
The club will also conduct an interview for the position of media officer.
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