By Festus Ahon
ASABA—EXECUTIVE Secretary of Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, Mr Elijah Ologe, has charged Nigerian youths to abstain from all forms of violence and engage in acts that will develop their talents.
Speaking in Patani, headquarters of Patani Local Government Area of the state during the maiden Taraki Clan Prosperity Cup football tournament organised by him, where Odorubu Football Club emerged winner, Ologe said Nigerian youths, particularly Deltans, were gifted by God in all aspects of life.
Odorubu FC clinched the title after defeating Uduophori United in a keenly contested final match.
Victory for the Odorubu side saw them receive a winner’s cash prize of N50,000 while Uduophori United and Adubu FC received N30,000 and N15,000 respectively for finishing 2nd and 3rd.
The Most Valuable Player, MVP, award was won by Eyibenai Oyinmienbi of Uduophori FC, while prizes for the tournament’s top scorer and Best Keeper went to Prince Edjunnuwhie and Ezekiel Omotongha respectively.
Ologe said the tournament was put together to complement the season as well as to hunt for football talents who would be professionals in the near future.
He said: “We have to begin to hunt for talents, especially at this critical time that the oil is not booming. Delta State has a collection of industries. We have the football industry, entertainment industry and others, so we felt it is an opportunity to get these products and prepare them for the challenges ahead.”