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.
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“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
“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.For
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