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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left), presenting the Trophy to the captain of Marvel International School, Ughelli at the Finals of the Delta State/Zenith Bank Principals Cup at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium , Ozoro in Isoko North LGA

Okowa Urges Students To Embrace Hard Work

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged students to imbibe the spirit of working hard to achieve results.

The Governor made the call today (02/03/18) at the finals of the 2018 edition of Delta State Principal’s Cup, where Marvel International School, Ughelli, narrowly beat their opponent, St. Paul's Secondary school, Ozoro in a penalty shootout to lift the trophy.

Governor Okowa who presented the trophy to winners at the 25, 000 capacity stadium of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, urged students to always know that hard work pays and should be serious with their studies.

According to the Governor, “we use sports to develop our youths, prepare them for future challenges but, beyond football, students should be serious with their studies, hard work pays.”

He commended Zenith Bank for sponsoring the tournament, disclosing that Headmaster’s Cup has been instituted for primary school students.

“We have instituted the Headmaster's Cup so that we can discover them much younger so that they can know that they can play football as professionals,” the Governor said.

He used the occasion which was witnessed by traditional rulers, religious leaders, among others to thank Isoko people for their peaceful dispositions.

Winners and participants at the tournament went home with different cash and gift prizes while the Governor stated that schools that wins in the tournament apart from the cash gifts, would be given school buses.

Chairman of Isoko North local government council, Mr Emmanuel Egbabor had in a welcome address, thanked Governor Okowa for approving that the finals of the championship be played in Ozoro, assuring that Isoko people will continue to support his government.

At the end of 90 minutes of play both team scored 1 goal each prompting the game to go into a penalty shout-out which ended 7-6 in favour of Marvel International School.

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