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

By Daily Sports on March 3, 2018

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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

 

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Posted March 3, 2018

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