Okowa Urges Students To Embrace Hard Work, As Marvel Int'l School Lifts Delta Principal's Cup

By Daily Sports on March 3, 2018

Views: 653

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged students to imbibe the spirit of working hard to achieve results.

The Governor made the call yesterday (02/03/18) at the finals of the 2018 edition of Delta State Principal’s Cup, where Marvel International School, Ughelli, narrowly beat their opponent, St. Paul's Secondary school, Ozoro in a penalty shootout to lift the trophy.

Governor Okowa who presented the trophy to winners at the 25, 000 capacity stadium of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, urged students to always know that hard work pays and should be serious with their studies.

According to the Governor, “we use sports to develop our youths, prepare them for future challenges but, beyond football, students should be serious with their studies, hard work pays.”

He commended Zenith Bank for sponsoring the tournament, disclosing that Headmaster’s Cup has been instituted for primary school students.

“We have instituted the Headmastrr's Cup so that we can discover them much younger so that they can know that they can play football as professionals,” the Governor said.

He used the occasion which was witnessed by traditional rulers, religious leaders, among others to thank Isoko people for their peaceful dispositions.

Winners and participants at the tournament went home with different cash and gift prizes while the Governor stated that schools that wins in the tournament apart from the cash gifts, would be given school buses.

Chairman of Isoko North local government council, Mr Emmanuel Egbabor had in a welcome address, thanked Governor Okowa for approving that the finals of the championship be played in Ozoro, assuring that Isoko people will continue to support his government.

At the end of 90 minutes of play both team scored 1 goal each prompting the game to go into a penalty shout-out which ended 7-6 in favour of Marvel International School.

•Photo shows Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left), a former Supper Eagles Coach, Mr Victor Ekpeba (right), and Mr Charles Anazodo of the Supper Sports (middle) during the grand Finale of the Delta State / Zenith Bank Principals Football Cup at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 3, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Rotherham complete Odemwingie signing

Nzonzi strike sinks Atletico

Rohr handed injury boost as Iheanacho returns to...

Keshi finally laid to rest

Nigerian fan of Cristiano Ronaldo kills Lionel Messi...

CAF shuns African candidate, endorses Asian soccer chief...

 

Latest News World Cup: Stranded Nigerian fans trickle out of Kaliningrad Salah's return lifts Egypt ahead of Russia test Former cleaner and ex-electrician face off at World Cup Emmanuel Babayaro says Nigeria parading an average Super Eagles team at Russia 2018 World Cup Croatia game 'crucial' for Argentina — Mercado Kane’s brace sinks Tunisia in Volgograd Russia 2018: Granqvist’s penalty earns Sweden win over South Korea Olympic champion Caster Semenya to challenge 'unfair' IAAF testosterone ruling Chelsea set to appoint Maurizio Sarri as new boss with Gianfranco Zola his No 2 SHOCKER! Croatian striker sent home from World Cup Dambe: How an ancient form of Nigerian boxing swept the internet Iceland plots Nigeria’s fall after taming Messi and Argentina

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (43,678 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,045 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (34,981 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (33,920 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (32,993 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,671 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,248 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (31,915 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,242 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,516 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,180 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,526 views)

 

 

 

 

 

News Athletics (242) Basketball (93) Boxing (478) Columnists (311) Euro Soccer Update (2973) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (13) Live Commentary (2) News (3615) NPL Glo Premier League (950) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (385)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media