Organisers unveil Amstel Malta as Okpekpe Race’s official malt drink
Organisers of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label Okpekpe 10km Road Race have unveiled Amstel Malta as the official malt drink of the seventh edition of the race, which holds on May 25 in Okpekpe near Auchi, Etsako East Local Council of Edo State.
Director of organisation of the race, Zak Amodu said in Lagos yesterday that Amstel Malta, brewed by Nigerian Breweries Plc, will be the official malt drink for the first IAAF label road race in West Africa and the only silver label road race in Africa in 2019.
“We are delighted with the coming on board of Nigerian Breweries as a friend and strategic partner of the race. Nigerian Breweries and Okpekpe Race have a lot in common. It is the pioneer and biggest brewing company in Nigeria while one of its products, Amstel Malta is a premium malt drink with rich international heritage.
“Okpekpe race is also the first road running event to be granted an IAAF label status in Nigeria which means the race is the first road race in Nigeria to be granted international recognition,” said Amodu.
Meanwhile, Dr. Akin Amao has been re-appointed as the chief anti-doping officer for the historic road running event, which would be broadcast live across all the African continent by Supersport and also on Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Over N45 million will be on offer as prize money.