Former aviation minister and current senator representing Anambra North in the senate, Stella Oduah, has launched a sports talent hunt in the senatorial district, through her Princess Stella Oduah Foundation reportedly founded twelve years ago.
A statement by her legislative aide, Abang ‘Dove’ Veronica, disclosed that on the 23rd of January 2016, hundreds of youths and sports enthusiasts converged in the various centres across the zone where the event held in order to participate or watch.
The kits, comprising jerseys, boots and track suits worn by the participants were provided by the Princess Stella Oduah Foundation.
Washington Grammar School was the venue for the Onitsha North Talent Hunt, while CKC Onitsha was the venue for the Onitsha South talent hunt competition with four Under 13 football teams which included male and female footballers.
”Sports officials all watched keenly to fish out the best players as all the teams fought for positions in tough football matches that yielded the desired expectations of the organizers,” said Abang in the statement.
Speaking shortly before the kickoff at the Washington Grammar School venue, chairman of the organizing committee, Prince Ugboma said sponsor of the Talent Hunt, Senator Stella Oduah was determined to contribute her quota for youth development and employment in her Senatorial Zone and the country in general.
The Chief of Staff of Princess Stella Oduah Foundation, Princess Nwaka Ononuju while giving her speech also disclosed that the Talent Hunt cuts across various sporting activities adding that the best of the lot would be sponsored for international competitions.