Keshi, Okocha to Grace Governor’s Cup in Delta
Delta State hosted a sports summit to chart a new course for sports in the state and Nigeria, Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, will lead a cream of ex-internationals to the Ogwashi-Uku Stadium on Wednesday, November 7 for the kick-off of the Governor’s Cup.
He will join Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba, Davidson Owumi, John Omughele who are all ex internationals to Grace the occasion that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan will also attend. The governor will actually do the kick off before the two schools for the opening match will begin battle for the title that will see the winners embarking on a youth tournament abroad and pocketing N2million and also winning a school bus.
Governor Uduaghan is driving the return of sports to schools in Delta and in April he inaugurated the Professor Patrick Mouboghare Committee to revive soccer in secondary schools in Delta. Mouboghare is the commissioner of junior education in the state. And in the committee are the likes of the Executive Chairman of Delta Sports Commission, Amaju Pinnick, Ex Internationals, Austin Okocha, Victor Ikpeba and Davidson Owumi.
Also on the committee Delta’s Culture Commissioner, Richard Mofe Damijo, Harrison Ochulor, Gowon Akpodonor of The Guardian Newspapers and the Group Sports Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Onochie Anibeze.
Keshi and Okocha are expected to engage in motivational talks with the students before the kick off. Delta is determined to change the fortunes of sports in Nigeria. The state held a sports summit last week in Asaba and decided to develop and promote aquatic sports in Nigeria aside track and field.
“We will implement the report of the summit,” Governor Uduaghan assured the audience in Asaba. The school football competition is to be followed by track and field.
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