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Stand Out Performance For Madu As Apex Krane Emerge 2022 Tico/Select Preseason Champions

Apex Krane FC Thursday emerged shock winners of the 2022 Tico/Select Preseason Tournament after a sensational 4-3 triumph over favourites, Nnewi United, in the grand finale staged at the Liberty Estate pitch, Enugu , reports.

The underdogs of the 4th edition of the annual tournament first served out a dose of their intent to annex the giant trophy when they shocked Ingas 2-1 in the Semis despite numerical disadvantage for a greater part of the 90 minutes.

And on the night of the epic final, the Ifeanyi Ekwueme charges tightly screwed their necks onto their heads, cutting every shade of the grass to hold their foes at bay

Just 12 minutes after the start, Prince Ikemdinachi forced a brilliant save from Nnewi United when he stung his palms with a cut-in-and-shoot effort.

It would later turn out to be the major talking point of the classical clash although the 90 minutes.

Of extraordinary note is the stand out performance of match arbiter, Patience Ndidiamaka Madu, who, not only was fair and firm in the game but equally convinced all spectators present that her FIFA Badge and rising profile in refereeing was well earned and deserved, having officiated at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Christian Chukwu MFR, Stanley Okoronkwo, Hon. Chuks Agu,CSP Ebere Amaraizu who is pocacov Coordinator in the office of the Inspector General of Police, were part of the top football fraternity at the final.

After a scoreless draw at regulation time, both teams went into penalty kicks during which Apex Krane prevailed 4-3.

Uche Iloh goalkeeper of Nnewi United, emerged as the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament,while Apex Krane’s Achi Nnaemeka was adjudged as the Most Valuable Player, MVP, of the tournament.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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