By Abuchi Onwumelu
The 2019 Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Anambra State Council Media Games, has ended with Fides Media Chapel winning the female table tennis competition through Miss Uchechukwu Enem.
The games started on 18 November and ended on the 28th. The Games started on the 18 November and ended on the 28.
Eight out of the twenty chapels in NUJ, Anambra State Council, competed in different games, ranging from football, draft, sack race, table tennis (male and female).
Uchechukwu Enem defeated her first round opponent, Chidimma Ikeanyionwu of the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), 3-0, to qualify for the finals. In the other game, Onyinye Nwankwo of Purity FM defeated her first round opponent, Pamela Eboh of the Correspondents Chapel, 3-0 to also qualify for the finals.
In the final of the table tennis, Uchechukwu Enem Mercy of Fides Media Ltd defeated Onyinye Nwankwo of Purity FM 3-0 to clinch the coveted trophy. Fides reports that this was the first trophy Fides Media Chapel would be winning since it was inaugurated on March 18, 2016.
Presenting the trophy to the winner, the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, Sir Emma Ifesinachi, commended the committee that organized the event and also thanked all the chapels that participated in the Games, saying that the turnout of members and the variety of games available during the games helped in adding colour and glamour to this year’s edition.
He appreciated the management of ABS led by Nze Uche Nworah for agreeing to allow the Union use their playing ground and also for the warm reception given to the athletes, spectators, and organizers.
In the football event, ABS Chapel defeated Correspondents Chapel 2-1 after earlier defeating the National Light Chapel 5-0 to clinch the trophy.
In the male table tennis finals, Obini Onuchukwu of the Correspondents Chapel defeated Chigozie of National Light Chapel 3-0 to win the trophy, while in the draft event, Cyril Ezezue of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Chapel, defeated ABS Chapel 2-1 and also defeated National Light Chapel 3-0 to cart away the trophy.
A total of four trophies were presented to the winners of this year’s NUJ Media Games. A breakdown of the trophy presentation is as follows:
Fides Media Chapel: winner of female table tennis; Correspondents Chapel: winner of male table tennis; NOA Chapel: winner of draft, while ABS Chapel won the football competition.
Receiving the trophy on behalf of Fides, the Treasurer of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, and the Secretary of the 2019 NUJ Media Games Committee, Comrade Abuchi Onwumelu, expressed gratitude to God for his awesomeness and also for making it possible for Fides Media Chapel to emerge winners of this year’s female table tennis competition.
Comrade Onwumelu thanked the Director of Fides Media Ltd, Rev. Fr. Dr. Martin Chuks Anusi, and the Editor-in-Chief of Fides Newspaper, Hon. Jude Atupulazi, for their encouragement and support throughout the competition.
‘Fides Boss, Rev. Fr. Martin Anusi, gave us the opportunity to thrive. He allowed us to showcase our skills and gifts by providing a table tennis facility at Fides. Today, Fides Media is yet again in the news for positive reasons. I thank the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Excellency, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, for his fatherly love and care,’ Onwumelu said.
Names and designations of 2019 NUJ Media Games Committee:
Comrade Chukwuemeka Modilim – Chairman
Comrade Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides Newspaper – Secretary
Rev. Fr. Coach Obinna Dike (Deputy Director of Fides Media and Director DOSAD Sports) – member,
Comrade Tony Okafor – member
Comrade Peter Okolie – member
Comrade Onyinye Nwankwo – member
Comrade Nneka Anoliefo – member
Comrade Ndubuisi Ilodigwe – member