Thursday, 21 May 2015

Akwa Ibom CHEERLEADERS is not a sponsored group - Coach Emmanuel Okon

Akwa Ibom CHEERLEADERS is not a sponsored group  - Coach Emmanuel Okon

The coach of Akwa Ibom Cheerleaders Mr. Emmanuel Bassey Okon, has debunk rumours that the group is being sponsored by some personalities in the state.

Mr. Okon made this known at the weekend while interacting with newsmen in Uyo.
The Nsit Atai born Computer Engineer, noted that the group is not a political group but rather comprises of young girls who have finish high schools and are ready to give their best to the service of humanity.

Continuing, the Halmstad University graduate said he had to bring the group down to Akwa Ibom after playing American Football for a year and was able to bring one of the coaches down to the state to help establish the group, because the group has registered with American Football Association.

He maintain further that Akwa Ibom State Cheerleaders which came into existence in December 2013, has help to promote the girls physical fitness, help the girls to compete with their counterpart in the world stage and that some of them have gotten admission to study abroad.

Speaking further on the activities of group, Mr. Okon said “the group is planning to organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in the three senatorial district of the state once the logistics are in place”.
He use the opportunity to thank the state Governor, Chief (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio and the parents of the girls for their supports for the group. He also congratulated the governor-elect, Deacon Udom Emmanuel on victory at the polls and promise the Cheerleader’s readiness to give it best at the inauguration ceremony.

Mr Okon has also call on those impersonating him as the coach of the group to stop forthwith, because anybody caught in the act will be handed over to the Police.

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