By Jimitota ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT: TOTAL E & P has assured talented footballers discovered at the just ended OML58 football competition organised by the oil giant in Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area of continued support.
Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District of the firm, Mr Nicolas Brunet, said the firm was determined to assist them to improve their skills. He said the firm would partner with the Dreamland Football academy in this drive.
Mr Brunet explained that, this was the first time sixteen teams drawn from various communities in the area would participate in the OML58 tournament, adding that it was also the first time the tournament would be played at eight different centres in the area.
He said the last flood problem witnessed in the area and several other parts of the state almost marred the competition, stressing that the flood situation was why the finals of the tournament spilled over to this year.
The Deputy Managing Director commended the various teams that participated in the tournament for their maturity and the peaceful way they went about the exercise.
Mr Brunet later presented course completion certificates to some of the youths who had earlier undergone a three week coaching training funded by the oil giant at the academy in Abia state.
The 11th edition of the annual OML58 football competition hosted by the firm for its host communities in Rivers State, was declared opened November 30 last year.
Erhema and Elele slugged it out at the finals which ended in penalty kicks in favour of Erhema.