In what could best be described as a scincilating encounter, lawmakers of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly today, Saturday in a novelty football match, walloped the local government Chairmen in the State under the aegis of, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, to a a 4:2 Victory.
Speaker of the House,Barr. Onofiok Luke, who sought the permission of the member representing ONNA, Otuekong Nse Essien whose nick name is ‘Indomitable’ to adopt the name as official name for the team, formally unveiled the name of the Assembly team while delivering his addressing shortly after the 90 minutes encounter.
The match which was played at the sports ground of the House of Assembly complex, was watched by wives of the lawmakers and their children, former legislators, serving and former Council Chairmen, staff of the House of Assembly, among other spectators. Mark Esset who emerged man of the match with Excellent ball control and dribbling skills, scored 2 goals for the Indomitable team, while the Chairman, Conference of former Legislators, Mr. Saturday Akpan, who played number 5 wing, and Oron/Udunguko Lawmaker, Mr. Effiong Bassey, scored one goal each.
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Barr. Luke who is the team captain, played midfield, while member for Ibesikpo-Asutan State Constituency, Elder Aniekan Uko, manned the goal post for the Indomitable Lions.
Other players who were a delight to behold during the encounter include, the member representing ONNA, Otuekong Nse Essien, former House of Assembly member for Uruan, Barr Usenobong Akpabio, the Chief Whip, and member for INI, Mr. Emmanuel Ekpenyong, who manned the defence.
The valuable contributions of Mr. Isong Isang, Idongesit Ntekpere, Usoro Akpanusoh, among others, through quality passes, fine shots and dribbling skills, earned the assembly team victory over the ALGON team.
Transition Committee Chairman for Oruk-Anam, Prince Ikim, manned the goal post for the ALGON team.