By Kenneth Orusi, Asaba
In a bit to discover football talents at the grassroot, the Delta State Governor‘s Cup for Secondary School football got underway on Wednesday in Asaba.
The competition which kicked off at the Saint Patrick's College football pitch, had in attendance renowned former Nigerian Internationals including: Christian Chukwu, Austin Okocha and Davidson Owumi.
Delta state governor, Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who took the kick-off, reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the development of football particularly the discovery and nurturing of young talents who will do the country proud.
He said, “the football competition would address the absence of Secondary School competition in the state which in time past produced great footballers including the likes of Davidson Owumi“.
He assured schools participating in the competition that the state government was not only ready to develop the talents that would be discovered but it would also ensure that the competition is taken to higher heights.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary School Education, Mr. Patrick Muoboghare commended the governor for introducing the competition, calling on all Deltans to support the government’s effort to discover new football talents in Delta state.
Prof. Muoboghare who is also the chairman of the organising committee noted that the competition will be a huge success as great football talents would be discovered in the state.
At the event, the ex-football stars gave motivational talks to the players.
The match was watched by a mammoth crowd saw two Ogwashi-Uku sides; Adaigbo Secondary School and Comprehensive Secondary School squaring up to each other.