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DOSAD FA Emerges AIFL Season 5 Champions

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

Directorate of Sports Awka Diocese, DOSAD FA, of Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra have emerged champions of the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL) Season 5 for two consecutive seasons.

Fides discovered that AIFL is an amateur football league in Anambra State, organised and managed by private football veterans under the chairmanship of Rev. Fr Coach Obinna Dike.

The Season 5 grand finale which took place last Friday, July 23, 2021 at St Mary’s High School, Ifitedunu in Dunukofia LGA, featured ten clubs in the league.

DOSAD, now two consecutive winners of the league achieved the feat on superior points difference after playing 2-2 with Cardinal Arinze FC OF Onitsha.

Bubendorf FC who was runner up on the log had a walkover against GP World  FA in their last fixture.

Zubby Zubby, Coach of DOSAD FA, who expressed happiness that his team won the AIFL Season 5 Cup, applauded the organisers of the league and the Season 5 grand finale committee for their consistency and professionalism.

He said the AIFL provided a robust platform for club sides and players in Anambra to develop themselves for national competitions, adding that it deserved all the support it could get.

He pleaded with other teams in the league to exhibit discipline on and off the field of play, noting that there was a need for referees to exercise better control of games by using the appropriate cards to caution players when necessary.

Rev. Fr Coach Obinna Dike, for his part, congratulated DOSAD FA, champions of AIFL Season 5 and all the teams that took part in the game for their resilience and commitment.

The AIFL Chairman, who doubles as the Director of DOSAD Sports Academy, owners of DOSAD FA, promised that the Season 6 of the League would be better.

‘I wish to congratulate DOSAD FA, the AIFL season 5 champions on their victory. They have won the trophy two years back to back.

“I also want to congratulate Bubendorf FC, and  Ozalla FA, they have indeed put up a good fight to become 1st and 2nd runners up and also the entire AIFL which has shown leadership about the way for grassroots football development,’ Fr Dike said.