Tour the City of Owerri and Enjoy Its Rich Football Culture | We can Arrange All Logistics for your Team

Airview of Owerri city

Visiting Nigeria and you’re looking for exactly where your football team can have an unforgettable experience? I recommend OWERRI.

Even if you’ve not been to the city, you may have heard of its rich football culture. Great  players like Nwankwo Kanu developed his skills on the streets of Owerri. From there he moved on to become a world acclaimed football star.

Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria's Football Ambassador

Owerri is the native home of Emmanuel Amunike, one time Africa footballer of the year and FC Barcelona star. This sports city has produced skillful players for both the Senior national team and the age group. Name them: Mobi Okparaku, Lawerence Ukaegbu, Chiedo Chukwueke, Stanley Okoro… Most recently, Kelechi Iheanacho, the Most Value Player at 2013 FIFA U16 world cup; and now a Manchester City player.

The City Club Side:
Most top football stars in Nigeria in the early 90s’ had at one time played for the Nigeria Premiership club side, Iwuanyawu Nationale FC of Owerri, which won the league 6 times and the Federations cup (Challenge cup) 5 times. Players like Austin Okocha, Etim Esin, Andrew Uweh, Sunday Eboigwe, all featured for the Clubside.

Heartland FC of Owerri won Federations Cup

The club is now called Heartland FC of Owerri, after change of ownership. Heartland recent achievement; won the Federations Cup in 2010 and 2012.

The City Academy:
The legendry Nwankwo Kanu established Papilo Football Academy that is chauning out young football stars for thestate and country. This is one out over 100 youth clubs scattered around owerri and its environs.

Other Clubs Around Owerri:
Just within a few miles away from Owerri is Aba city, where we have another Premiership side, Enyimba International FC. Perhaps, the most successful club in Nigeria. And also close by is Abia Warriors FC in Umuahia.

Sports Facilities in the City:
Owerri has two major stadium: Dan Anyiam Sports Complex and Township stadium. There is the Oguta Motel resort that has over 4 standard football pitches and a Golf Course on an expanse of over 10 hectare of grassed lawns.

Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri

School s like Federal Polytechnic Nekede; Holy Ghost College; Emmanuel College all have good football fields too.

Hotel Accommodation:
Owerri is built hospitable to visitors. You can easily find several kind of hotels and Guess house that would suit your stay. There are five star Concord Hotel and the Rockview. There are holiday resorts like Disney and the Oguta Motel as well as over 300 top grade hotels around the city.

RockView Hotel Owerri

Just a 20 minutes drive from Samuel Mbakwe airport to the metropolitan city or you may decide to route your flight through Port Harcourt international airport, which is also about 30 minutes drive to the major city.

Samuel Mbakwe Airport Imo State

Easy to get Taxi or rent a bus for your team, and drive through the good access roads anywhere you want to go around the metro area.


Owerri is in the rainforest region of Eastern Nigeria. Like most part of the country, it has three weather change: Rainy season, Harmattan season, and Dry season. Lots of thunderstorm rainfall between June to October; then Harmattan cold dry winds from November to January, before dry tropical sun burn between February to May.

Owerri is a good place to acclimatize, if your team is preparing for a major competition in a West or Central Africa.

GreenHunters Sports International can work out all the logistics:
  • Transportation/ Tourist attractions
  • Accommodation/ feeding (inter-continental food and drink)
  • Friendly matches/ shopping (Memorabilia)
  • Security/  medicals (Emergence response)
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