Abia State Government has defended the appointment of Nwankwo Kanu and John Obuh as the chairman of Enyimba and Abia Warriors, respectively.
Governor Alex Otti disclosed that the appointment was based on competence and track records.
Otti admitted the importance of football to his government prompted his decision to appoint the duo.
He urged the new appointees to key into his decision towards helping to develop sports in the state.
“The appointments were based purely on competence and track record,” he stated.
“Sport is very important to this government, which is why we appointed people who can man both Enyimba and Abia Warriors football clubs.
“The appointees need to key into this and contribute towards the development of sports in the state.”