Sporty Bishop: Nnewi, Awka, Ekwulobia Priests Celebrate the New Bishop Of Nnewi with Football Match

By Princess Chinecherem Efobi

Tuesday, 8th February 2022 at Ifeanyi Ubah stadium Ozubulu/Nnewi was a wonderful football match between Nnewi Diocesan Priests Football Club (NDIPA FC), and their Awka/Ekwulobia Diocesan counterparts (DOSAD /DOSCADEK FC), to honour the installation of the new Bishop of Nnewi which held Thursday February 10 at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral.

Remember that the newly appointed bishop of Nnewi , Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye was the immediate past Auxiliary Bishop of Awka and also from Awka Diocese before his appointment, hence the match was played to honor him as a farewell from Awka and welcome to Nnewi.

The match ended 3:1 in favour of Nnewi Diocesan Priests. The priest behind the hat trick for Nnewi Priests was Rev.Fr. Valentine Obinna  Meme Ifiorah, while  the goal of  Awka/Ekwulobia was scored by Rev. Fr. JohnMark I. Okafor.

It was a pulsating game that brought the best of both sides, with the younger and fitter host team nicking the tie.

It was priests brotherhood football at its best. Bishop Jonas Benson himself did the ceremonial Kickoff. Lighter moments also marked the evening of joy.

Congrats Bishop Jonas Benson.