GOV DICKSON MEETS KANU NWANKWO, RESTATES COMMITMENT TO SPORTS DEVELOPMENT, AS EX SUPER EAGLES CAPTAIN THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND GOVERNOR’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
As the forth-coming Governor Seriake Dickson Football tournament gathers momentum, the Bayelsa State Governor has reiterated his commitment to the promotion and the development of football and other sporting activities in the State.
Governor Dickson, who gave the assurance while exchanging ideas with Ex – Nigerian international, Kanu Nwankwo in Abuja, noted that, even as Bayelsa State is endowed with abundant sporting talents, not much has been done to harness them and groom them to stardom, stressing that, the proposed tournament is among other things, intended to reverse the trend.
He used the opportunity to extend an invitation to Kanu Nwankwo, other notable soccer stars and football scouts to avail themselves of the opportunity of the Governor Seriake Dickson Tournament, christened “Restoration Cup 2015” to discover talents, who could be groomed to attain greater heights in the game.
Lamenting the near absence if Ijaw sons and daughters in the nation’s National teams, Governor Dickson, urged youths across the State to grab the opportunities presented by the tournament with both hands, as its an avenue for them to showcase their talents and spotted for future national and international glory.
On his part, the former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu, expressed gratitude to the Governor for his commitment to the development of football at the grassroots level, noting that football has since became the father of all sports and a source of livelihood to many.
The two-time African footballer of the year, further expressed his readiness to partner with the Restoration Cup project, stressing that the selected team from the tournament, would undertake a playing tour of England, which he would personally coordinate .