Governor Ikpeazu To Host South East/South South Preseason Tournament; Reconciles Enyimba/Abia Warriors

September 12 02:41 2020

Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the hosting of the annual South East/South South Preseason Tournament in the State.

The State Commissioner for Sports Chief Emeka George Ikwuagwu who revealed this on Friday in Umuahia said the tournament which will involve the three major teams in the state and others that will be invited will be hosted in Aba.

The Commissioner who revealed this at a roundtable discussion held to reconcile the bitter rivalry between the supporters of two leading clubs in State, expressed displeasure over the February 16 violent clash between supporters of both Enyimba and Abia Warriors during a Nigeria Professional Football League match in Umuahia, called for a permanent reconciliation to avoid a reoccurrence and achieve an end to any possible bad blood that may exist between the two Abia State based teams.

The chairman of Enyimba International Football Club,Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu, and his Abia Warriors counterpart, Pastor Emeka Inyama, declared their commitment to a robust peaceful relationship between the management and supporters of both clubs. The meeting also had the President of Abia Comets Football Club, Coach Victor Nwakanma in attendance.

Both clubs Chief Executives promised to carry the peace undertaking to their various clubs for their staff and supporters to adopt the spirit of reconciliation and friendship as the only way forward for the peace and sporting glory of Abia State.

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