Soccer Progress in Sapele, Delta State From 1980 Until Date

Soccer development in Sapele, continued in the late 1980’s when some noteworthy youth clubs had been shaped.

A single of these types of club was the K.B Stars, which was formed in 1988 and only financed by Chief K.B Omatseye. Some notable players that arrived from K.B Stars bundled: Andrew Aikomogbe, Destiny Iyonu (late), Oke Mariere, Femi Coker and Jerome Ezeoba. Another Youth club that gained prominence then, was the Pedro stars Soccer club.

It arrived into existence in 1988 and developed the likes of: Daniel Odedede, Jerome, Ike Ibe and Elvis Eruje. It was below the tutelage of Coach Daniel Evumena former Falconet and Falcons of Nigeria Head coach.

Golden Stars soccer club was an additional youth club which acquired prominence in 1988. 1 noteworthy player that came from their rank was Erivona Idahosa.

Last but not least, Athletico De Miren football club grew to become a house title in the wonderful metropolis of Sapele through the peak of grassroots soccer (1986-1995), and they won some domestic laurels.
They experienced some proficient football participant like Godwin Ovieghara, Emmanuel Ovieghara, Martins Ewerebo and Paul Akpokere in their ranks.

The club remained in existence until 1995 when Mr. Larry Kubeinje came to Sapele to convey soccer to limelight and hence started the birth of Urhiapele F.C.

In 1996, Urhiapele F.C gained the Delta Point out League to become the 1st club from Sapele to gain the trophy given that its inception.

The club was able to accomplish this impressive feat as a final result of a audio specialized bench which was then piloted by Coach Solomon Ovieghara and the effort and hard work of enterprising player’s like- Faith Igbayo, Elvis Eruje, Ike Ibe, Godwin Ovieghara, Erivona Idahosa, Cyril Emujuagbe and a host of other folks.

Instantly right after the club received the State league, more than 18 of its gamers secured qualified deal with some Pro League groups in Nigeria.

In 2008 soon after the relegation of Delta United of Warri from Professional to Amateur division, a slot was supplied to Sapele to engage in in the Newbie division, and this slot was taken in excess of by Okpe United F.C of Sapele which till day continues to be the only beginner football club in Sapele.

Mention need to be designed of some other youth groups which emanated in the 80’s/early 90’s, but in no way acquired a lot prominence. Best on the list was Emeka United which was then dependent in Amukpe sapele and had been below the tutelage of Coach Chikodi Onuoha and John Okokoyo. The team introduced out enterprising striker- Freeborn Itejeri to limelight who afterwards joined KB Stars and sooner or later turned a important member of the Aba Millionaire club (Enyimba F.C) in the 2004-2006 seasons.

It is on the other hand unfortunate to notice, that all the youths Clubs in Sapele have pale into oblivion, because of to lack of sponsorship from both of those the community and personal sectors and gross administrative flaws.
On a dazzling observe, Sapele has the enviable track record of generating the only FIFA badge referee in the then Bendel Point out in the person of FIFA Daniel Aghante (Black Arrow).

A 5,000 sitter extremely modern-day stadium is however presently less than development, and when concluded, will further enhance soccer enhancement not only in Sapele, but in the complete Condition.