|China Acheru, MOC Chairman|
Port Harcourt based journalist, China Acheru has been named Chairman of the Main Organising Committee of the Victor Ezeji Testimonial.
This much was announced at the inauguration ceremony of the main organizing committee, MOC of the 'Victor Ezeji testimonial' at the weekend in Port Harcourt.
The committee which was inaugurated by Victor Ezeji, have been charged to organize a colorful and befitting event, for one of Nigeria's iconic football stars.
Ezeji a household name in Nigerian football is on record as being the only player to have played 20 seasons in Nigeria's top flight.
After a brief spell with Heartland in the 2014/2015 NPFL league season, Ezeji has decided to hang up his boots for good but would however love to celebrate and say goodbye to his fans with one final game.
Ezeji started his professional career with Sharks in 1996 and would then go on to play for Eagle Cement/Dolphins, Enyimba, Sunshine Stars and Heartland.
He won the league with Dolphins in 2004 in addition to three FA Cup titles in '04, '06, '07.
While at Enyimba, Ezeji won the Nigerian League title, A CAF Champions league and a CAF Super Cup.
He also added a WAFU Cup medal to his kitty when he returned for a third stint at Sharks from 2008-2012.
Victor Ezeji who is currently unattached is always proud to tell anyone “I scored a goal in every season I played in the Nigerian top flight”
Speaking after their inauguration at the weekend, MOC Chairman China Acheru says though a definite date hasn’t been fixed, the testimonial game can be expected to take place in December.
He promised that his committee will ensure a player of Ezeji's status would get a befitting final 'hurrah' as he says good bye to active football.
"We are here to set it (Victor Ezeji testimonial) up and plan it to ensure that all goes well.
“One thing that you can be assured of is that Victor will get a properly planned testimonial.
“Though the plans have not been finalized yet, we expect a Team Ezeji to take on a team LMC on the day of the event.
“Team Ezeji is expected to be made up of friends of Victor who played with him during his career and headlining that list is to be Vincent Enyeama.
“The list we have in mind is not definite yet but we are working on it."
VICTOR EZEJI MAIN ORGANISING COMMITTEE
China Acheru Chairman
Aikhoje Ojeikere Vice Chairman
Carl Orakwue Media/ Publicity
Zara Okpara Accommodation/Welfare
Amadike Enyadike Venue/Events/Protocol
Chisa Didia Logistics
Stanley Nsofor Security
Dr. Vincent Nwachukwu Medicals
Ufuoma Egbamuno Member/Media
Sanipe, Damiete Secretariat