Governor Diri To Light-up Prosperity Cup Season 6 With Kick-off On Friday

….As 2023 Champions Krusaders Feeders FC Challenge the Fire Power of Police Machine FC

All is now set for the kick-off of Nigeria’s most prestigious and largest grassroots football spectacle, the Bayelsa State Governor’s Football Tournament christened the Prosperity Cup on Friday, 17th May 2024.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the tournament Mr. Ono Akpe on behalf of the Central Organizing Committee COC ahead of Friday’s kick-off date.

According to a press release signed by the Media Officer, Prosperity Cup, 2024, Hannanel Jackson, said that the statement notes that the Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri would be the Special Guest of Honour. According to him the Deputy Governor Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo who is the Guest of Honour will lead other distinguished personalities to the ceremony, including the Speaker of the Bayelsa State of House Assembly Rt. Hon Abraham Ngobere and the Chief Judge Honourable Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye as Special Guests to be supported by the Chairman of the House Committee on Sports, Hon Tare Porri.

Others include Secretary to the State Government, Prof Nimibofa Ayawei, members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, and Head of Service Barr. Mrs. Biobelemoye Charles-Onyema, State Executive Council members, President of the Super Eagles Supporters Club, Chairman of Bayelsa Football Association, Service Commanders, All Local Government Chairmen and their vice and political appointees.

Commissioner for Sports Development Hon (Dr) Daniel Baralatei Igali is the Host while the Royal Father of the day is the Chairman of Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Council, King Bubaraye Dakolo AGADA IV, Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama Kingdom.

The statement maintained that the opening fixture to herald the tournament will see Defending Champions Krusaders Feeders FC of Peretrogbene battle Police Machine FC by 3 pm at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.

Mr Akpe notes that heads of federal and state agencies, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) Bayelsa referees, coaches, stakeholders and all participating teams and captains of Industry are expected to be in attendance.

The Central Organizing Committee equally invites all sponsors, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Premium Trust Bank, Century Group, Aqualina Waters, Amadeus University and Grooming Centre.

Other supporters are, Linkage Assurance PLC, Ayalla Group, Phone Headquarters, Hamilton Garden, Red Tech Ltd and DSTV which is powered by Red Sapphire Nig Ltd.

The Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament, which hosted the NFF President Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau and top officials of the football body, at its finals last year, was recently endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Sports, Abuja and has become one of the most prominent events in grassroots soccer in the country today.

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