IKUKUOMA MBAISE UNITY CUP 21/22 GETS ROYAL BLESSINGS As Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers endorsed it.

In final preparations for the smooth success of the 2021 Edition of the Mbaise Unity Cup, the organizers of the competition, Ikukuoma Foundation have been undertaking some stakeholders engagements and making sure that all loose ends are tightened.


The program team, led by the Director General, Comrade Julius Nnaji and the Program Officer, Miss Rejoice Ogbuagu, made some scheduled visits to the chairmen of the Traditional Rulers Council in Mbaise land. Being the chief security officers of the communities and the custodian of the traditions, the Traditional Rulers have vital roles to play in support services. 


At the palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze Leo Nwokocha, Chairman – Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers. The amiable traditional ruler was excited when the tournament information was relayed to him. He gave his full support, pledging his full backing behind the competition. He autographed the official football effigy and and endorsed the event.


In continuation, the team proceeded to the palace of Eze Sabinus Nwaneche JP, the traditional ruler of Ogwuama Autonomous Community and the chairman of Traditional Rulers (Ndi Eze) of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, the program team was received warmly and specially hosted by the Eze himself. A “young-at-heart” man who has passion for humanity.


After being briefed of the team’s purpose of visitation, the Eze showed delight and concern towards the success of the proposed tournament, assuring of putting heads together with other Ezes within his jurisdiction to ensure the success of the competition. He extolled the Founder of the Foundation, High Chief Dr. Summers Nwokie, for his thoughtful sporting initiative. He further promised to bring the entire Ezes within control to grace the opening and closing ceremonies of the tournament. He also autographed the tournament’s official football effigy.


The team also visited  the palace of Eze J.M Nwaturuocha,  the chairman of Aboh Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers (Ndi Eze) who equally gave the full backing both his palace and the entire Ezes within his jurisdiction in support of the football competition. In furtherance, he also autographed the official football effigy.


Going further, the team’s ship berthed at the palace of the Umara III of Adakam Amumara Autonomous Community, His Royal Highness, Eze Ositadimma Nwokocha, Chairman Ezinihitte Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers. He also aligned with his colleagues in appreciating the efforts of Ikukuoma Foundation in the areas of welfare and upliftment of both human and community development, just as he endorsed the program and signed the football effigy.


The team later went to inspect the venues of the matches which are undergoing intense renovations. On arrival, the contractor was on ground to brief the team on the extent of work done, the time frame for completion of the leveling, regrassing, proper irrigation and finally, the designing of the pitches. He assured of high quality end product.


Finally, the team  held a strategic meeting with the Referees Association and other allied partners on matters bothering on the level of readiness and the tournament’s programs and statistics planning.


Ikukuoma Foundation promises not to relent on it’s desire to deliver a memorable tournament that will be worth the while.

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