Oxygen Fc skipper Micheal Jackson was named player of the tournament for his inspirational role in leading his side to a 2022 Akwa Ibom Grassroots Football League title win.
A 34th minute Strike by Japhet Okon helped Oxygen Fc to a 1-0 win over Fullife Football Academy in the Final match of the 2022 Akwa Ibom Grassroots Football league.
The well attended grand finale took place on Friday 6th May 2022 at the Onna Township stadium in Akwa Ibom state.
Chief Engr. Iniobong Idem took the Ceremonial kickoff before Oxygen Fc and Fullife Football Academy settled into the business of the day .
In a tensed yet entertaining game, Oxygen Fc triumphed over Fullife FA courtesy of Japhet Okon’s first half finish to be crowned Champions of the 2022 Akwa Ibom Grassroots Football league.
As Champions, the new trophy plus Seven hundred and fifty thousand Naira will make its way into the Oxygen Fc coffers . The club will also play in the Nigerian Nationwide League division as Champions of the Akwa Ibom State league.
A cash prize of five hundred thousand naira is the reward for runners up Fullife Football Academy who despite the loss gave a good account of themselves before the Mammoth crowd who thronged the stadium to witness the grand finale of the Grassroots league.
The Grand finale was graced by House of Representative hopeful Engr. Michael Abakam who hailed the organization and impact of the Grassroots league.
In their separate remarks, Chief Engr. Iniobong Idem, Engr. Michael Abakam, Engr. Emmanuel Akpapkan and Hon. Emman Mbong all applauded the Akwa Ibom State football association and Flying sports Academy for the Successful organization of the league.
A commitment to supporting the advancement of Grassroots Football projects was also established by the guests .
In his remarks, head of the LOC and CEO Of Flying sports Academy Mr Marshal Mbre reiterated his commitment to the growth of football at the Grassroots in Akwa Ibom State.
Mr Mbre paid glowing tribute to the Akwa Ibom State football association, other members of the LOC , all 16 participating teams and everyone who has contributed to the success of the league this season.
Oxygen Fc’s inspirational Captain Micheal Jackson was named the most valuable player of the season. Goalkeeper Lucky John of Fullife Football Academy went home with the Best Goalkeeper award while Ikoya Fc striker Samuel Okure picked the Highest goal scorer award after scoring 10 goals.
The Curtain has fallen on the 2022 Akwa Ibom Grassroots Football league season. For at least the next 365 days, Oxygen Fc will hold sway as the Champions of Grassroots Football in Akwa Ibom State.