Warri Wolves Football Club of Warri last weekend lifted the prestigious Oceanic Bank Delta FA Cup after defeating Isoko Football Club of Oleh in a keenly contested match that was played under floodlights at the main bowl of the ultramodern Warri City Stadium.
The match which showcasedÂ world-class dribbles and skills was witnessed by top dignitaries includingÂ Delta State Deputy Governor, Professor Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN, Mr. Henry Ajagbawa, Executive Director, South, Oceanic Bank International Plc (who represented the MD/CEO), and Executive Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, among others.
The Oceanic Bank sponsored Delta State Federation Cup 2010 was the 11th in the series and demonstrates the Bankâ€™s commitment to good corporate social responsibility.
Speaking before the match kicked off, Prof. Utuama commended Oceanic Bank for identifying with the competition and enhancing the development of football in the state. â€œOceanic Bankâ€™s commitment to the Delta FA Cup is an instructive case-study in good corporate social responsibility. We commend the Bankâ€™s management for contributing to the socio-economic development of the state through this sponsorship and other areas where the Bank has been of immense support to the state.â€
While pledging the Bankâ€™s commitment to partnering the state in various projects, Ajagbawa said Oceanic Bank is proud to be associated with the competition that has over the years produced an array of stars and enhanced the growth of football and youth empowerment in Delta state. â€œOceanic Bankâ€™s commitment to sports development is in line with its determination to empower Nigerians to pursue their dreams to fruition. As talents are discovered and groomed to become professionals, they add to the wealth of human resources available in the country and at the same create employment opportunities,â€ he added.
Noting that Oceanic Bank had always been known for supporting sports and sponsoring events that facilitate the actualization of the aspirations of the dreams and goals of Nigerians, Ajagbawa assured that the Bank would remain committed to providing platforms for Nigerians to excel.
It would be recalled that in 2008, Oceanic Bank was instrumental to the staging of the testimonial match for former Super Eagles skipper, Austin Jay-jay Okocha, at the Warri City Stadium, an event which attracted many Nigerian and foreign football stars. The Bank also partnered JJ Okocha in discovering budding soccer stars in the 2009 edition of the Oceanic Football Talent Hunt Competition.