BOT Chairman, Ati Annang Foundation, Sir Emem Akpabio; former Super Eagles defender, Augustine Eguavoen; Commissioner of Education, Akwa Ibom State, Paul Udofia; former Super Eagles star, Waidi Akanni; Let’s Play Ambassador, Victor Ikpeba and another former international, Gbenga Okunowo, during the SuperSport Let’s Play Initiative held at Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom State… at the weekend.
SuperSports’ Let’s Play ambassador, Victor Ikpeba, led a team of former Super Eagles players, including Peter Rufai and Uche Okechukwu to Ikot Ekpene local council of Akwa Ibom State to activate the company’s Let’s Play initiative.
The one-day event, which attracted over 500 students between the ages of 10 and 14, is a continual initiative by SuperSport aimed at enhancing and inspiring a better future for African children by imbibing the habit of a healthier living through the power of sports, while instilling an interest in various sporting activities.
“We believe in catching them young. The Let’s Play initiative has enabled students imbibe physical education such as football as part of their daily activities”, said General Manager, SuperSport West Africa, Felix Awogu.
Representative of the state government, Chairman, Board of Trustee, Ati Annang Foundation, Sir Emem Akpabio, lauded the Let’s Play initiative and also praised it for bringing the former Super Eagles to the state for a one-on-one interaction with the students.
He noted that this initiative would help build the morale of the students and develop more talent. Former Super Eagles player and now Let’s Play ambassador, Victor Ikpeba, while speaking to the students, advised them to focus on their education while also making active participation in sports. He applauded SuperSports on the initiative to expose the younger generation to the game early and equipping them with training kits, as he believes it will help grow their interest in the game.