Governor Ugwuanyi Ifeanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, received the US-born international basketball forward and Captain of the Nigeria Women’s National Team, Adaora Elonu, who hails from Okpatu in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, at the Government House, Enugu.
Elonu who also plays basketball in Spain and the US is in Enugu for the festive season and other engagements.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the meeting, the international basketball player expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for hosting her and her family at the Government House, Enugu, saying: “It is a great honour coming back home, and I really want to thank the governor. We appreciate him”.
Elonu equally appreciated all her supporters and fans, and revealed her plan to organize a basketball camp on December 27, 2021 at the Indoor Sports Hall, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.
According to the Captain of the Nigeria Women’s National Team, the camp is where she will teach girls the basics of basketball and encourage them to develop interest in the sports as a means of earning resources and attention, stressing that “it is a good starting point here in Enugu”.
The member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Cornelius Nnaji, the Deputy Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Ugwu, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Steve Oruruo and the Enugu State Basketball Coach, Chiedozie Nwoye joined Gov. Ugwuanyi to receive the international star.