WorldStage Newsonline--Ogun State has again reaffirmed its commitment to the U-20 Women National Team who are preparing for their first leg, third round of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Congo DR this Saturday, May 5 at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.
The Honourable Commissioner of Sports, Gbenga Otenuga gave the assurance at the team’s training session on Thursday morning at the MKO Abiola Stadium.
‘I bring you glad tidings His Excellency and Executive governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to let you know that we are solidly behind you in your quest to do the nation proud come this Saturday,” said the Commissioner.
‘Furthermore, prayers are going round the clock to make sure that you emerge victorious not only in Nigeria but equally in Congo DR when you travel for the return leg in two weeks time,” he added.
“This is a crucial stage that will determine who picks one of the qualification tickets reserved for Africa, so l want you to remember how you spanked Zimbabwe both home and away to reach this stage.
Just as he expressed no injury worries in camp, Chief Coach, Edwin Okon in his response thanked the Commissioner for the goodwill message while assuring him of the team’s readiness.
“My girls are fully ready for the match while at the same time we want to say a big thank you to His Excellency for the warmth, affection and fatherly role that he has shown since we arrived in Abeokuta on Monday. We are indeed very grateful and humbled by the show of love which we would reciprocate by emerging victorious,” said Okon.