Prosperity Cup 2024: Ogboinbiri FC Crowned Southern Ijaw LGA Champions

…… Southern Ijaw LGA Chairman Rewards Teams with Five Hundred Thousand Naira

Ogboinbiri FC emerged as Champions of Southern Ijaw in the ongoing Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament: Prosperity Cup Season 6 Local Government Finals decided in Oporoma town on Friday the 21st of June 2024.

Ogboinbiri FC beat Adulama FC 2-0 to lift the trophy. A goal in each half from Okon Godbless on 24 minutes and Daniel Bekowei on 69 minutes gave Ogboinbiri FC the deserved victory.

According to a press release signed by the Media Officers, Prosperity Cup 2024, Hananeel Jackson, said that the final, which witnessed electrifying football and an organic atmosphere, was watched by the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area Hon.Target Segibo, Vice Chairperson Hon Josephine Ekeuwei, supervisory councillors, political appointees and other dignitaries.

Hon.Target Segibo, who described football as the biggest unifier, said he was satisfied with the performance of both sides, particularly the Champions.

He announced a cash prize of four hundred thousand Naira, (N400.000.00) to the winners Ogboinbiri FC and one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000.00) to the runner-up Adulama FC, stating that the quality of football displayed in the final was a testament to the bundle of talents in the state.

Hon Segibo commended the governor, Senator Douye Diri for strengthening the vision to engage the youths in the state positively through sports, urging the three teams that qualified to the Round of 32 in Southern Ijaw to give the local government a good representation.

Commissioner for Sports Development Hon. Daniel Igali, represented by the Assistant Director of Human Resources Management Ministry of Sports Development, Mr Mike Ede-Alakere noted that one of the cardinal objectives of the Prosperity Administration was to pull the youths out of social vices and drug abuse.

According to him, the governor is deliberate and passionate about the development of sports as well as creating a means of livelihood through the Prosperity Cup with the introduction of the foreign scouting program slated for the end of the month.

Also, Deputy Director-General of the tournament Deacon Zuobomowei Emmanuel Appah, remarked that the essence of the competition was to give young Bayelsans a football career, saying that the local government final has so far received an unprecedented turnout in various LGAs.

He thanked the council boss for ensuring that Southern Ijaw Local Government witnessed a colourful final and urged players selected to take advantage of the scouting program which comes up from June 30th through to the 1st of July, 2024 at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex.

Tournament Director, Mr Perela Aboro, appreciated the people of Oporoma town and the Southern Ijaw Local Government Chairman for their warm reception and hospitality.

Organisers of the Prosperity Cup presented a plaque and one hundred thousand naira (N100,000.00) to Ogboinbiri FC, a plaque and fifty thousand naira (N50,000.00) to the runner-up Adulama FC and also an award to the chairman of Southern Ijaw Hon.Target Segibo for his support towards the development of grassroots sports in the State.

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