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Confed Cup: Gov Okorocha promises support for Heartland

By KATE OBODO
Imo State governor,Owelle Rochas Okorocha has promised to support Heartland Football Club of Owerri as they proceed  in the CAF Confederation Cup  as well as  in their campaign for the Premier League title.

Governor Okorocha, who was delighted over  the  team’s 2-1 victory  over  Uni sports of Cameroon in the return leg of the CAF competition last Sunday in Owerri, told a   cross section of journalists that his government  is  poised to develop sports generally in Imo state and will therefore give the team the needed support to perform well in both competitions..

According to him, “We are eight months now  in office and our primary  mission for sports in Imo state is to  develop sports generally.  And we are making efforts towards  achieving that. The Dan Anyiama stadium is our priority to make it a good stadium to play in. The most important aspect is to  encourage the players to do more. Their victory is just the  starting  point of new things to come for the state.

Continuing, he said, “The people are aware of  our aim and I assure you that we will  do our best. Though the players have not gotten all that is required of them  but part of their requirements have also been met but we will ensure we get all their requirements so that they will be more motivated and go to the  continent and also in the league to  make Imo and Nigeria proud.”

On what  the state is  doing to help  the female league in the state , Governor Okorocha said, “we are just eight months  in office but we have plans for them and we are doing everything within our reach to ensure we get a proper female league in the state that will be sponsored.”

“We are aware of the benefits we will get having a female  league because it would enable us catch them young. That is why we are doing everything within our limit to  ensure there is a female league in the state,” he concluded.


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