The 2012 Owelle Mock – Nation cup kicked – off on Sunday at the Nwokutu soccer city stadium Orji asMozambiquetrashed the host nation,Tunisiaby three goals to nothing.
During the opening ceremony which was watched by a mammoth crowd, the president of All – stars football club, Owerri, Comm. Ugochukwu Nna performed the opening ceremony and was flanked by Sir Uche Ejimofor, a former General manager of Iwuanyanwu National now Heartland FC as well as Mr Onuwa (Bombo), thead coach of the All stars.
Three beautiful goals from Onyekachi, Amara and Michael ensured thatTunisiawho won the nations cup in 2010 did not enjoy the support of their fans that trooped out in mass to shear them to glory.
Speaking after the game, Mr Schnider a spokes person for Naira stake entertainment expressed is disappointment on the performance of the Tunisians but believed they still had opportunities to fight back into contention with their remaining games.
On the other hand, the winning Coach Uzoma Iwuanyanwu praised his lads for sticking to their game plan and not being intimidated by the home crowd. Ernest Eyeribe Team manager of Mozambiqueused the opportunity to remind other teams that his team this time is out to win the trophy after finishing 3rd in the last edition.
The Owelle Mock – Nations Cup which usually takes place in the Township school field was moved toOrjiPrimary school(Nwokutu Soccer City Stadium) as the former venue is undergoing renovations by his Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
In the other games,Guineawas billed to take on new comersLibyaon Monday whileAlgeriatakes onBeninRepublictoday.