The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised students of the Marvel Int’l School to imbibe the spirit of hard work, in order to enable them achieve great results in their academics.
He made this known on Friday, while addressing the students after their school emerged winner in the Delta Zenith Bank Principal’s Cup which took place at the main bowl of the Ozoro Stadium, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state.
The 25, 000 capacity stadium of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro was full to capacity as participants, guests and other spectators eagerly awaited the keen contest between Marvel International School in Ughelli and St. Paul’s College Ozoro
The winning school beat their counterpart with 6 goals -5 on penalties in the final to win the tournament.
Governor Okowa who presented the trophy to winners urged students to always know that hard work pays and should be serious about their studies.
“We use sports to develop our youths, prepare them for future challenges but, beyond football, students should be serious about their studies, hard work pays,” he stated.
He also commends the bank for sponsoring the tournament, disclosing that Headmaster’s Cup has also 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.
Participants at the tournament went home with different cash and gift prizes while the winning schools were also promised school buses as consolation prices.
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