Chelsea fans under the aegis of Akwa Ibom State Chelsea Fans/Supporters Forum Sunday, 19th September, 2021, held her first-ever meet and greet gathering in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Speaking at the event, the coordinator, Miss Inemesit Ukim said the idea was to further strengthen the bond that exists between fans and equally create a medium where sport meets entertainment.
She noted that with the infusion of sport roundtable discussions as part of activities for the meet and greet, the gathering promises to also be educating.
Also speaking, the PR coordinator, Comrd Esio Francis observed that football has remained the only uniting factor unlike politics and religion.
He hinted that though, the meet and greet was the idea of Akwa Ibom State Chelsea Fans, attendance wasn’t limited to only Chelsea fans.
He encouraged fans of other clubs to avail themselves the opportunity, as the forum cardinal aim was to foster unity through sport.
Earlier in his remarks, the Akwa Ibom State Chairman, Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), and a die-hard Arsenal fan, Comrade Emmanuel Akpan, who was a special guest at the event, praised the forum for coming up with the initiative and thanked the coordinator for the honour and recognition done him.
He however promised to assist the forum in pushing their course where necessary.
Highpoint of the event was the sport roundtable discussions, fastest fingers, opinion session and live viewing of the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC.
The meet and greet was the September Edition.