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Over 200 teams jostle for glory in Bayelsa Governor’s Cup

The Bayelsa State Governor’s Football Tournament christened the Prosperity Cup season six has kicked off in Yenagoa with over two hundred teams jostling for glory…

The Bayelsa State Governor’s Football Tournament christened the Prosperity Cup season six has kicked off in Yenagoa with over two hundred teams jostling for glory in 22 centers across the eight local Government Areas.

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri represented by his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo took the symbolic kick off to herald this year’s spectacle.

Governor Diri noted that Bayelsa has taken sports as a major tool to take the youths away from drugs, criminality and other social vices, pointing out that the successes recorded in the last edition is a testament to the feat achieved.

According to him, the State was committed to the development of sports which has amassed numerous achievements in the last four years of the Prosperity administration, particularly para soccer and success recorded in the National Sports Festival.

He urged fans and stakeholders to take the tournament seriously that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports endorsement of the tournament in the next two years was indicative of the global recognition accorded to the tournament.

He reiterated the call for multinationals and international oil companies and the organized private sector to invest in sports development, stating that investing in sporting activities, IOCs and the corporate world would have contributed to the growth and development of society.

 

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