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Abia Warriors claim record of first NPFL club to use kitted child mascots

05 November 2015, 20:30Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Abia Warriors have claimed they made history on Sunday when they became the very first Nigerian club to use fully kitted child mascots in a league match.

Before the ‘Abia Classico’ between the Warriors and Enyimba, both teams filed out with each captain clutching the hands of a child mascot fully kitted in his club’s colours.

According to Emeka Inyama, Chairman of Abia Warriors, this is one of many innovations the club has put in place to entertain her fans.

Also read: Enyimba relieved to beat Abia Warriors at last

“Football is entertainment and holistic football entertainment carries the fans along not just on the field of play but also off it. We make extra effort to provide adequate entertainment for our fans. We also strive to run our club with international best practices. We look at how fans are entertained abroad and we bring it to our games because we love our fans and we feel they deserve the best always.

“Aside the child mascots, we make sure every single child that comes to the stadium on match day receives a family pack of snacks to entertain themselves with while the game is on. We also share light entertainment to adult fans, and conduct our usual raffle draws. I want to use this opportunity to thank Chief Obioma Okorie, Chairman of Obioma Cement Enterprises Ltd for sponsoring these events, including the man-of-the-Match award won by Anthony Okemmiri.

“I promise our fans that next season will even be better for them as our team will be more competitive on the pitch and more entertaining off the pitch”, concluded the Amiable sports administrator.

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