APRASA 2016 Football Competition Set to Kick Off - DOSAD Commends APRASA for the Initiative

Agulu Priests, Religious, Aspirants and Seminarians Association (APRASA) is organizing a football competition for the youths of catholic parishes in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. It will last from 6th to 13th August 2016.

The letter made available to Fides has it that the venue for all the matches will be in St. Mary’s field at Nwagu Agulu and it is expected that each player has to be a registered member of the parish youth, mercenaries are not allowed. Again, the list of the players must be signed by the Parish Priest or the Parish Youth Chaplain.

The following guidelines will guide the competition:
a. Each player must be identified with his full picture. The back of the picture must bear the person’s name and the signature of the parish priest or the youth chaplain.
b. A match may be awarded to the defeated team if it is found out that ineligible player/players were fielded by the winner. c. Each parish has to register with the sum of N2, 000. d. Each parish has the maximum substitution of 3. e. The number of the players must not exceed 23.
a. Each yellow card offence attracts the sum of N200 while red card is N500, in addition to losing the next match by the player. These debts have to be cleared before the next match of the offender’s team.
b. Any player or players that engage in fighting or hooliganism shall be suspended from further participation in the competition. In addition, more penalties will be given as decided by the organizing committee.
c. Unnecessary movement into the pitch, abusing match officials (orally or physical) and any other form of disruption of the tournament by any team shall attracts a fine of N1, 000 and other penalty that will be decided by the committee.
d. There will be walkover of the match 30 minutes from the official time of commencement of the match for the team that fails to be up to seven players.
e. Any decision taken by the referee and other officials in the match must be binding by all the team.
f. Any team that has complaint with the match officiating has to lodge that within 24hours, submitted in writing to the table of organizing committee with the sum of N500.
1. T. Patrick’s Parish Youth
2. St. John’s Parish Youth
3. St. Joseph Parish Youth
4. St. Matthias Parish Youth
1. Madonna Parish Youth
2. St, Theresa’s Parish Youth
3. Holy Family Parish Youth

Saturday 6/8/2016
a. St. Joseph CYON Vs. St. Matthias CYON 8.30am
b. St. Patrick CYON Vs St. John CYON 2.00pm
c. Madonna CYON Vs Theresa CYON 4.00pm
Monday 8/8/2016
d. St. Patrick CYON Vs St. Joseph CYON 2.00pm
e. Madonna CYON Vs Holy Family 4.00pm
Tuesday 9/8/2016
f. Matthias CYON Vs St. John CYON 2.00pm
g. St. Theresa CYON Vs Holy Family CYON 2.00pm
Wednesday 10/8/2016
h. St. Patrick CYON Vs. St.Matthias CYON 2.00pm
i. St. John CYON Vs. St. Joseph CYON 4.00pm
Friday 12/8/2016
j. 1st in Group A Vs 2nd in Group B 2.00pm
k. 2nd in Group A Vs 1st in Group B 4.00PM
Saturday 13/8/2016
l. Looser in J Vs Looser in K 2.00pm
m. Winner in J Vs Winner in k 4.00pm

DOSAD Sports Director Rev Fr Coach Obinna Dike while receiving the competition programme the Secretary of the Competition Organizing Committee Fr Alphonsus Obiekezie, commended APRASA led by Rev Fr Jude Uchegbusi for a wonderful initiative and urged other groups to emulate them. He assured APRASA Competition Committee chaired by Fr William Ozulonye of DOSAD support in the games.

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