7th December, 2021
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has redeemed his N1m pledge to Enyimba FC following their CAF Confederation Cup victory over Al Ittihad SC at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba on Sunday.
The former Governor on Saturday had pledged the sum of N1m to the team if they defeat Al Ittihad.
Goals from Sadiq Abubakar and Victor Mbaoma helped George Finidi’s side increase their chances of reaching the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup with a 2-0 first leg playoff win.
However, Kalu said he has redeemed his promise to the People’s Elephant as promised.
He said: “On Saturday, I promised to gift one million naira to the players of Enyimba FC should they win their CAF Confederation Cup against the Al Ittihad Sc. I am so happy Enyimba won with 2-0 and I have duly fulfilled my promise. Congratulations Enyimba!
The Chairman of Enyimba FC, Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu, however, acknowledged the donation.
He said, “Senator Kalu had promised to reward the team with N1m for a win, and following Sunday’s result, has duly fulfilled the pledge.
“We are very thankful to the former Governor for remembering Enyimba at this crucial stage. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is a man whose love for football has never been in doubt, which is why he is a Pillar of Sports in Africa. His gift is a big boost to the players.
“This singular act has gone to underline the truth that football is an important tool for bringing people together and it is our sincere hope to continuously achieve results that will bring smiles to the faces of our people.”