All is now set for the Mayor Super Cup 2022 road walk to be staged on Saturday, October 8, 2022, with the take-off point being the impressive PA Ngele Oruta stadium, Abakaliki.
The road walk which is expected to involve over two million participants would signal the commencement of events concerning the much heralded Mayor Super Cup competition 2022, involving nine teams in the state.
The teams include Police FC, NYSC, Immigration, All Stars, Reformed Nkuwasi, Lion, Bankers, Future Stars, and Salt FCs.
The teams and their supporters including soccer enthusiasts around the state and the generality of youths would throng the stadium at 6. am on Saturday morning for the walk expected to touch most parts of Abakaliki and its environs.
The draws for the competition are expected to be held immediately after the walk, at the stadium, to fix the teams in their various groups for the commencement of hostilities.
Preparations for the walk commenced on Tuesday, October 4 with the handing over of jerseys to participating teams, kits to referees, and presentation of the competition’s match balls to the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the competition.
The presentation was performed by the competition’s sponsor, Hon. Maxwell Umahi, the All Progressives (APC) Candidate for Abakaliki North State Constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly; in the 2023 general elections.
The ‘mayor’ as he is affectionately called by fans and political watchers was assisted by the Ebullient Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in the state, Charles Akpu-Enika, who coordinates the competition.
Akpu-Enika in his address commended the sponsor for his doggedness in ensuring the organization of the competition and his overall interest in enhancing the well-being of youths.
“You have been demonstrating keen resolve to unite youths in the state, especially through sports and we are sure of better packages when you assume the exalted position next year.
“I urge officials of participating teams to ensure that their teams and supporters actively participate in the road walk to show the whole world that a competition which type has never been witnessed in the annals of Ebonyi state, is to be organized”.
Officials of the participating teams took turns in expressing their readiness to participate in the road walk and the competition properly, pledging also to abide by all rules and regulations guiding the competition.
The ‘mayor’ in his remark, thanked the MOC, teams, and others who have ensured that the competition becomes a reality.
He expressed his resolve to ensure that youths are brought together and empowered through sports to make society peaceful and habitable for all.