The maiden edition of the South-East Secondary School Cricket Championship for Omezua Okoro Ezi Okoro Cup, sponsored by Well Energy Limited is set to kick off this Thursday 22nd April 2018 at Government Secondary School, Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
This competition is sponsored by WELL ENERGY; a brainchild of the member representing South-East on the Nigeria Cricket Federation Board Mr. Chika Okoro. The 4 days competition is set to showcase the Secondary School Cricket talents from the five states in the South-East.
The host principal, Mr John Ulunnachi showed resolve and readiness of his school to host the South-East in style. He opined that the tournament has boosted the level of enthusiasm among the students and will also boost Cricket development in the state. “This tournament signals the return of Cricket tradition in Government College Afikpo because the young ones are becoming more interested in the game”, he said. He further expressed his gratitude to the sponsor, Mr. Chika Okoro who is also an old boy of the school, and encouraged other stakeholders to sponsor Cricket in the zone.
Also speaking about the event, another old boy of the school, ex- Nigeria Cricket international and current head coach of University of Nigeria Cricket team, Ven. Professor Jacob Onyechi stressed the importance of organizing more local games to strengthen the development of Cricket. He nostalgically recalled similar competitions like “Morocco Park” he had during his days which saw cricket teams in the South-East travel around playing one another.
While thanking the sponsor, he urged older Cricketers that enjoyed the game in the past during the time of Cricket National League and other past top notch Cricket events to rally round for the revitalization of the Sport.
The Competition will run from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th March 2018.
Expected at the competition are:
- Government Secondary School, Afikpo (Ebonyi State)
- Trinity College, Abakaliki (Ebonyi State)
- University of Nigeria Secondary School, Nsukka (Enugu State)
- Regal Secondary School, Nri (Anambra State)
- Government Secondary School, Umuahia (Abia State)
- Government Secondary School, Owerri (Imo State)
For more information contact
Charles Obasi (08066807175)
Regional development Officer (South-East)