Delta Gov. Assures Continuous Support For Sports Development

By Onomiguren Agbamu

Delta State government has said it will continue to support sports development in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Sir. Monday Onyeme on Thursday gave the assurance in Asaba, at the official kick-off ceremony for the 2023 edition of Delta Principals Cup football competition.

The Deputy Governor who was ably represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Ifeanyi Osakwe urged Deltans to support their teams by way of encouragement.

While commending the state government for creating the enabling atmosphere for the competition to thrive in the state.

In her welcome address, the Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu said “The tournament will be filled with action as both public and private secondary schools across the State are ready to jostle for the top position in the competition and become the Principals’ Cup Champion for the year 2023.

She said “The winning Team in this tournament will represent Delta State at the forthcoming national football competition. The tangible gains and exposure garnered from the competition and others in like manner has made the State Government under the able leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, the Governor of Delta State to support every effort at developing grassroots sports, especially soccer.

“The Delta Principals’ Cup Football Competition is a competition meant to foster the love for sports in our children at tender age and also expose them to the gains in the game of football, encourage and nurture team spirit among them.

” The competition has remained sustainable due to the relentless commitment of our title sponsors, who continue to graciously fund the competition. This tournament has shown good results in the past and promises to continue to be a pivotal pedestal for the development of grassroots sports in Delta State.

“I would like to use this medium to once again appreciate our sponsor for their support and wish to encourage them to remain our partner as we continue to push for excellence in the game of football.

“As witnessed in the recent resounding victories of Delta State athletes in both national and international competitions, there is no doubt that the MORE Agenda of Oborevwori-led administration has begun to bear fruits. It is now clear that this is the way to go and that the sky is the limit for our young sportsmen and women.

Delta Principals’ Cup Football Competition featured a match between Osadenis Mixed Secondary School, Asaba, and Ugbolu Secondary School, Ugbolu, in Oshimili North local government area of the state.

Osadenis Mixed Secondary School strangled Ugbolu Secondary by 4 -1 in the edition’s tournament.

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