By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
On Thursday 10th December 2020 at NULGE House Makurdi; it was a great event as many Benue Sons and Daughters who have over years invested their time and resources on human capacity building were awarded for their service to humanity.
Among the awardees, the first lady of Benue State Her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Erdoo Ortom received an award as “The Women Emancipator” while Apostle Chur Jr MichaelRandy, the President of Invincible Angels FC, Gboko that produced the likes of Francisca Mlumum Odega (Super Falcons/China-based Professional Footballer) Soo Adekwagh (Ex International/Finland based) Alice Ogebe (Super Falcons/Europe based Professional) Loveth Ngusurun Ayila (Ex International), Anam Imo (Super Falcons/Sweden based Professional Player) Dooshima Tarnum (Nasarawa Amazons FC, Lafia/U-20 Women National Team), Adoo Yina (Confluence Queens FC, Lokoja/U-17 National female team), Ayatsea Hembafan Roseline, Hembafan Ugur (Dreams Stars FC, Lagos/U-17 National Women team) Atetan Nguvan and Felicia Imojime all of Adamawa Queens FC, Yola, etc was honoured with the Award of “The Uncommon Pillar of Football”
Invicinble Angels FC, Gboko was founded 20 years ago by Chur Jr MichaelRandy as the visioner with Mr. Francis Orhena Kendan, Coach Dominic Teheh, Engr George Igbana, and Coach Ikechukwu Uchechukwu and Judith Benson as the first player of the team then.
Invincible Angels FC, Gboko has so many achievements ranging from producing players to represent Benue State at the National Sports Festival, National Youth Games, YSFON U-17 and U18 National Competitions, Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Pro-Leagues (now NWFL Nationwide), and recently the team was the first-ever from Benue State to have played in the Nigeria Women Premier League.
Due to Lack of financial resources, the club was relegated but, have succeeded in raising more players to move to better financed Clubs across the country.
Apostle Chur Jr MichaelRandy is currently the Secretary-General of Commercial College Old Students Association Gboko (CCOSAG) and the State Chairman of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) was singled out for the award because of his uncommon spirit and determination to keep developing Benue young ladies despite his physical disabilities.
The CEO of Decision Newspaper, Mr. Fidelis Tyokyaa remarked that Apostle Chur Jr has always amazed him since he ventured into journalism and it will be very unjust not to acknowledge the uncommon disposition of this man.
The Team Manager of Invincible Angels FC, Gboko Engr. George Igbana accompanied Apostle Chur Jr along with the team Welfare Officer and Media Officer and the Assistant Team Manager, the Treasurer, Director of Socials, and National Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Commercial College Old Students Association Gboko grace the award.
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