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Joy In Akwa Ibom State, as Governor’s Cup returns

Football fans in Akwa Ibom State have expressed great joy over the return of the Governor’s Cup competition which gets underway on Thursday September 21, 2023.

After over a decade long wait, the local government areas of Akwa Ibom State, will again, battle for the Governor’s Cup title, a competition with immense on-field and off-field benefits.

The Uyo Township Stadium will serve as venue for the opening ceremony on September 21, 2023 by 4pm, after the official flag-off by Pst. Umo Eno, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

In separate chats with SportsRation correspondent, Nsikakabasi Akpan, football fans in the South South state, said they were happy to have the Governor’s Cup revived and are looking forward to the discovery of stars in the mould of, former Super Eagles skipper, Vincent Enyeama, Friday Ekpo, Emem Eduok , Ubong Ekpai, Aniekpeno Udoh, etc.

As earlier drawn, the first round will have all the local government areas do battle at Senatorial District level, from where 12-teams will emerge for the Super 12.

Reigning Champions of the competition Nsit Ubuim, will face Uyo Local Government Area in the opening match.


Former Dakkada FC Chief Coach, Lawrence will take charge of the Nsit Ubuim Local Government Area team for the 2023 Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Cup, while Coach Godwin Morgan is the man in charge for Uyo Local Government Area.

NPFL star, Ubong Friday headlines the list of Nsit Ubuim players, which also includes 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Edidiong Essein.

For Uyo Local Government Area, Coach Godwin Morgan will bank on the collective efforts of a young squad, dominated by Nigeria National League and Nationwide League players, in their quest to defeat the champions.

Both Local Government Area’s have tasted success in this competition and will set-out to deliver a statement performance, of their desire to go all the way, as the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Cup returns.



Esit Eket Vs Ikot Abasi

Eastern Obolo Vs Ibeno

Okobo Vs Urue-Offong/Oruko

Eket Vs Onna

Mkpat Enin Vs Oron

Mbo Vs Udung Uko


Nsit Ubium Vs Uyo (opening ceremony)

Etinan Vs Nsit Atai

Nsit Ibom Vs Ibesikpo Asutan

Ibiono Ibom Vs Itu

Uruan (Bye)


Abak Vs Oruk Anam

Ikot Ekpene Vs Etim Ekpo

Ukanafun Vs Ini

Ika Vs Obot Akara

Essien Udim Vs Ikono

Fixtures and dates for other matchday one games will be released at the opening ceremony in Uyo on Thursday, September 21.

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