SPORTS DEVELOPMENT, NDI ANAMBRA AND THE IFEANYI UBAH EXAMPLE

Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

By Kamen Chuks Ogbonna

Sport has the power to change the world.
It has the power to unite in a way that little else does.
It speaks to the youths in a language they can understand.
Sport creates hope where once lies  despair.
It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.
-Nelson Mandela

It is often said that SPORTS has an inherent ability to bring people together, particularly  the youths, and yet until recently, the tremendous potential of sports in achieving youth developmental  objectives has been grossly under utilized. 

*By its very nature, sports encourages participation bridging National, Ethnic, Social and Religious Divides* 

It is precisely for this reason that sports , when used as a tool for development, can serve as an impetus for social transformation and change!

*It is this vision that shaped the  mindset of  Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and spurred him on to venture into sports development which he believes will help curb many societal  vices among the youth population of Anambra State and beyond*

This dream that gave rise to what today is a World Class Stadium  a.k.a the #fortress the home ground of  our darling team the FC Ifeanyi Ubah football club, nicknamed the  Anambra warriors all single handedly brought into existence with  the personal resources of the  Distinguished Senator

The Anambra warriors has since gone ahead to bring joy ,smiles and laughter on the faces of Ndi Anambra who has sinced turned the stadium into a designated event centre  for convergence of both the young and old every match day 

*You need to visit the stadium on a match day to have a feel of the atmosphere which is best experienced than described*

*Where a thunderous sea  of voices of Ndi Anambra in unison chorus the anthem as follows ....

We are great, 

we are born winners. 

Shining bright like a star.

 The gift of God to Africa,

 FC Ifeanyi Ubah ! .

 United we stand, hand in hand, 

Brringing glory to our land. 

Anyi bu ndi nmeri, 

Anyi ga a di GI de.

 Football Club Ifeanyi Ubah.

Anyi bu Ndi Nmeri,

 Amambra warriors ooooo.......

 Football Club Ifeanyi Ubah.......!!!! 

I still have that nostalgic feeling of being a proud Anambra son whenever i recall my  personal experiences there standing with one hand on  the chest , legs akimbo and head held high 

This same  Stadium despite the fact that the various components like the fivestar hotel , conference center ,VIP  lounges etc are not yet ready has gone ahead to provide employments for hundreds of Ndi Anambra  who are engaged to provide  one service or the other while the football club through its academy has been absorbing our young  and budding talents and assisting them to fully explore their capabilities

*Little wonder the name  Ifeanyi Ubah reverbrates in all the nooks and crannies of the state and  the youths love him so much*

And yet this is just one of his numerous investments in Anambra ! 

As the Guber polls draws near ,   when they come to tell you stories of their PHD and Doctorates in Dubai Taiwan, pls ask them this very  vital questions 

Who you help ? 

Where are your investments in Anambra ? 

Maka na Ndi be anyi si na obu na isi aru ka esi ama uto nsi 

Please listen carefully to the lyrics of the attached video ,the second anthem of the club !

*As you go to church today especially as Nwa Afo Anambra  , pls spare a word of prayer for Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah that the Good Lord will complete the good works he is using him to do for his people*

Happy Sunday folks 

#DivineMandate

#OpenDoorRevolution

#OneMoreShot 

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