On Saturday 22rd July 2017, four branches, NBA Onitsha branch Premier Strikers, Unity Bar Football Club Abuja, Royal Court Football Academy of Asaba and Asaba Branch displayed their football skills in honour of Arthur Obi-Okafor, SAN. NBA Onitsha branch hosted a friendly football match between Onitsha, the Premier Strikers and the Unity Bar Football Club Abuja .
Royal Court Football Academy of Asaba and Asaba Branch. The match ended in favour of Unity Bar Football Club Abuja as Unity Bar beat their opponent 5-1 while the Royal Court Football Academy of Asaba ended their match with 2 goals leaving their opponent with Nil.The soccer was to mark the birthday of Chief Arthur Obi Okafor, SAN, and it took place at the Federal College of Education (Technical) (permanent site) football field, off Asaba -Ibusa Expressway, Asaba, Delta State. After the match a party was organized to celebrate Learned Silk, A.O.O, SAN’s birthday at Douglas Hall, Cabana Hotel, Off Okpanam Road, Asaba.
The event was well attended by both the bar and bench. Hon. Justice DC Maido represented the chief judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro was also in attendance. Hon Justice S.C Oseji from court of Appeal. Branch chairmen from 8 branches in Anambra state turn out in mass to rejoice with the celebrant.
The chairmen & leaders from mid west led by their Chairman Chike Onyemena SAN on ground was also in attendance. Staff of Access bank on ground with their gift. The event was well planned and organized by the Onitsha branch. The celebrant Arthur Obi-Okafor SAN is a member of Onitsha branch & also a good son of the soil but has his office in Asaba with head office at Onitsha, one can see why the two states are so bonded.
It was an exciting moment for those that were present at the event.