Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa will lead a select number of dignitaries to the maiden edition of the GCU Relays being organised by the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association Worldwide. The event will hold on Saturday, November 17.
Included in the select list of eminent personalities that will add glitz and glamour to the GCU Relays are Secretary to Delta State Government, Festus Agas (an Old boy), Managing Directors of NNPC and Shell, Delta State Commissioner for Basic Education Chiedu Ebie and the Chairman of Delta Sports Commission, Tony Okowa,.
Former National Champions and Iconic role models, including Bruce Ijirigho, are expected at the GCU tartan tracks to give motivation and inspirational talks to the group of youngsters that have been drawn from heritage schools across the country.
Athletes and officials from over 35 schools pan Nigeria will arrive Ughelli next week Friday ahead of the main event on the next day.
Events to be competed for include 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m Relays for both Boys and Girls.
Technical Committee chairman, Emmanuel Elili is spearheading the professional team that includes Brown Ebewele and Henry Amike to effectively deliver the historic event.
Meanwhile, President General of GCU, Prof. Oritsegbemi Omatete has given fresh updates on funding drive for the meet with visits to former President, Mr. Adokpaye, Barrister Djebah, Pillar Oil and NDDC, amongst others for concrete supports.
The historic track meet is expected to throw up potential national sprint champions, whilst reviving the age long inter-collegiate rivalries amongst heritage schools in Nigeria.
Edo College Benin, St. Gregory College Lagos, Government Secondary School Afikpo, St. Patrick Asaba, Baptist Girls Agbor and Federal Government College Warri are some of the schools invited for the GCU Relays inaugural edition.