Felix Anyansi Agwu
Nearly two decades after becoming Chairman of Enyimba Football Club, Felix Anyansi Agwu has become Nigeria’s most successful football administrator of all time.
With a glistering list of honours which includes two CAF Champions League trophies, Anyansi Agwu’s remarkable achievements have not only placed him on par with Africa’s most accomplished football administrators, it has made him a much admired and respected man in the country.
He was voted the best football administrator in Africa by CAF in 2004 and 2005 for his success in guiding Enyimba to continental glory in 2003 and 2004, bringing an end to Nigeria’s 39 year wait for triumph in Africa’s most elite club competition. Till date, Enyimba remains the only football club in Nigerian to have achieved this historic feat. Not once, but twice.
Felix Anyansi Agwu’s administrative and management expertise acquired over an accomplished career has seen him serve not only on the board of Enyimba but also in the executive commitiee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Within the NFF, he has served as Chairman of three committees, including the Technical Committee, Beach Soccer and Player Status.
He was The Leader of Delegation for the Super Eagles to AFCON 2013 where he played a key role in the country’s eventual success in the tournament.
In honour of his immense contributions to football, Anyansi Agwu has been conferred two illustrious titles; the first being “Oke Oji” of Abia and most recently, “Enyi Abia”, the highest honour in all of Abia State. Both titles were awarded him by two separate Abia State governors.
He was also recognized by CAF for his exceptional leadership and value to African football when he was invited as the only Nigerian and one of seven Club Chairmen in Africa to meet with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt in September 2019.