Amaimo Unity Cup is an Annual Football Competition held between the months of November and December of every year and sponsored by IykBethany Investments UK Ltd.
An illustrious Son of Umuri Amaimo thought of a way and an avenue to bring the people and youths of Amaimo together inorder to promote peaceful coexistence amongst them. He solely hosted and sponsored the Amaimo Football League popularly known as Amaimo Unity Cup.
Every nook and cranny of Amaimo shook when the news that a whopping sum of Two Million Naira was at stake. The youths of the various communities that make up Amaimo with enthusiasm, vigour and optimism started preparing and working towards clinching the reward, every team ready to show off their skills to the detriment of the opposing team.
Arrangements were made and everything was put in place, football kits and jerseys were made available. The tournament was was offi ciallyregistered with Imo State FA and all
the officials wered officially assigned by Imo FA including the match commisoners, referees, lines men etc.
On the day the match kicked off, Amaimo central field was fully crowded with Amaimo sons and daughters, even kids were not left out it was indeed a great avenue that brought
even those in the diaspora and those at home together with a common goal of seeing their respective communities win the trophy.
The opening ceremony witnessed the presence of great personalities from Ikeduru LGA and beyond, every team had a complete team of 11 players and one goal keeper
respectively with reserves on stand by, the match officials were seen in their full regalia… this was no joke as teams battled and fought relentlessly as the crowd cheered them on.
The village teams that participated in the tournament were Umuri, Egbelu, Obodo, Amuzu, Umueze, Amachara, and Umuofor. However, Umuri village team and Obodo village team
emerged finalists having scaled through the group stage matches. The third place match between Egbelu and Umuofor ended in a goal-less draw (full time). Penalty kick saw
Egbelu team through as Umuofor team scored 3 goals of the 5 penalty kicks while Egbelu scored all 5 goals.
The final match between Umuri and Obodo was action packed, the atmosphere was tensed and chests were beating in anticipation, it however ended goal-lessin the first half of
the game. In the second half of the game, Umuri team at about 57 mins utilized a great and well deserved opportunity through a ball pass to Edoziem Obasi, the No 7 jersey of
Umuri who made it into the Obodo goal net.
There was an uproar and the situation led to a more exciting game to the interest of the crowded fans and spectators. This match which ended 1-0 in full time in favour of Umuri
team experienced more populous spectators and fans..
FEW PICS FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE
MATCH OFFICIALS FROM IMO STATE FA
THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMITTEE (LOC) MEMBERS
MEMBERS OF THE HIGH TABLE
WHEN THE LEAGUE WINNERS (UMURI) PAID THE DONOR A COURTESY VISIT