Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has lauded the feat of the state-owned soccer groups in reaching the finals within the female and male classes of the 2021 Aiteo Cup.
Diri, whereas congratulating Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens for his or her excellent efficiency, praised their indomitable spirit and resilience in surmounting the percentages to qualify for the final stage of Nigeria’s oldest soccer competitors.
Bayelsa United, which plies its commerce within the decrease Nigerian Nationwide League, on Friday, defeated hard-fighting Premier League neighbours, Rivers United, within the semi-final by a lone objective whereas Bayelsa Queens, a couple of days earlier, crushed perennial rivals, Rivers Angels, 5-0 to additionally attain the ultimate of the Aiteo Cup.
In an announcement, issued to RexGists by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Saturday, Diri described Bayelsa United as “large killers” for defeating different high groups within the Premier League resembling Rangers Worldwide of Enugu and Lobi Stars of Makurdi on their option to the ultimate.
He mentioned the feat of the state-sponsored groups was historic because it was the primary time two groups from a state have been reaching the finals of such a significant soccer competitors within the nation.
Whereas assuring them of the unremitting help and encouragement of the state authorities, he urged Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens to finish their heartwarming efficiency by bringing dwelling each trophies.
Governor Diri equally counseled the administration and technical officers of each groups.
“The wonderful run of Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens on this yr’s Aiteo Cup may be very heartwarming. Each groups reaching the finals is not any imply feat. I congratulate them for making the state proud and setting a report of groups from the state enjoying within the finals of the female and male classes of the identical competitors for the primary time.
“By their excellent efficiency, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens have proven that the sporting revolution of our Prosperity Administration, which resulted in Bayelsa putting third within the final Nationwide Sports activities Competition in Edo State for the primary time, was on target. I due to this fact urge them to finish their wonderful run within the competitors by bringing dwelling the trophies,” the assertion learn.
“The state authorities will proceed to encourage and help them. I additionally guarantee the gamers and officers that the federal government and other people of the state are solidly behind them. They’ve what it takes to be champions now that they’ve reached this stage. They need to go all the way in which to finish the double.”