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Ikpeazu canvasses European support for Enyimba FC, other Abia teams

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has revealed that his recent visit to Spain with his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, was to seek partnership with top Spanish clubs...

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (third left), Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike (fourth left) and some members of Span’s football community during the governors’ recent tour of Madrid

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has revealed that his recent visit to Spain with his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, was to seek partnership with top Spanish clubs to further develop Enyimba and other football clubs in the state, as well as further his grassroots sports development agenda.

Speaking at the Governor’s Lodge in Aba, yesterday, Ikpeazu disclosed that the state has “officially invited, InteractSport, the consultants that brokered a successful deal for Rivers State Government, to hunt for Barcelona or Paris St. Germaine for Abia teams, leveraging our intimidating presence in the Nigerian league with three successful clubs, and several amateur clubs, as well as local academies.

“We are also committed to development of grassroots sports, which will take off with over 300 boys and girls from the streets. It offers exciting opportunities to the next generation as we are already doing in the shoe and ga
Ikpeazu, who also used the occasion to applaud Enyimba of Aba for their away victory over Diambars FC of Senegal in their CAF Confederation Cup match, describing it as “an exhilarating birthday gift to me from Finidi George and his boys,” recalled that a UK-based academy, Brooks House, is already training three young Abia talents they discovered after a school sports programme organised by the state government.