PHOTOSPEAKS: Highlights and result from the maiden Ofurumapepe Cup final

Odoni FC of Sagbama LGA has won the 2021 edition of the Ofurumapepe Cup by a lone goal scored by Benatare Bob.

They will go home with N2,000,000 courtesy of Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation and the Bayelsa State government who announced the addition of 500k.

2nd place goes home with 1,300,000, courtesy of the HSD Foundation 800k and the Bayelsa State Government 500k.

Senator Henry Seriake Dickson in his remarks called on IOC’s, Corporate bodies others to support Bayelsa government in sports development as Odoni Community Sagbama LGA beat Toruogbene 2 Community of Ekeremor by a lone goal to win the maiden edition of the ofurumapepe cup sponsored and organised by the Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation.

H.E. Sen. Dickson declares open, annual Nanaye traditional Wrestling Competition.

The Minister for Sports and youth development called on all the 109 Senators in the National Assembly to sponsor a sport in their constituencies to start discovering new talents just like Senator Henry Seriake Dickson is doing.

In his remarks, the first Military Governor of Rivers State and Chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete-Spiff congratulated Senator Seriake Dickson for his love for sporting activities in Bayelsa State.

He urged the winners to go into grassroots sports to discover new talents.
In his goodwill message, the Chairman of the occasion and Chairman Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Senator Obinna Ogba commended Senator Dickson for promoting Grassroots sport.

“I am not surprised at Senator Dickson’s initiative. When you invest in sport, you invest in yourself. I will continue to support you. You supported me on the bill of the establishment of the University of Sport.

“It will help Nigerians to develop their talents. There will be no dropout in Nigeria again. Nigerians youths will continue to be proud of you Senator Seriake Dickson, Senator Obinna Ogba said.

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali represented by his  Vice President said the Seriake Dickson Foundation initiative is not new to the Nigeria Wrestling Federation.

He thanked Sen. Dickson for his support towards wrestling development in Nigeria and pledged the Federation’s support to the Nanaye Dickson Traditional Wrestling Competition.

In her vote of thanks, the daughter of Senator Dickson who spoke on behalf of the family, Helen Dickson thanked all for their time and devotions. She also thanked her father for the massive support towards grassroots sport in Bayelsa State.

The Nanaye Dickson Traditional Wrestling Competition is meant to engage youths of Bayelsa in an attempt to promote grassroots Ijaw Traditional Wrestling culture, as well as to serve as a talent hunt for the youths of the State.

The Nanaye Dickson Traditional Wrestling Tournament, which is an annual event, is in honour of Senator Dickson’s late father, a community leader and great wrestler of his time.

Senator Henry Seriake Dickson as Governor supported and revamped sports in Bayelsa state and the Nanaye Dickson wrestling competition is simply a continuation of the promotion of the sector by the Henry Seriake Dickson foundation.

The Foundation is currently running a football tournament in the Sagbama-Ekeremor Senatorial district and will now officially kick off the wrestling competition this Saturday.

Ofurumapepe Cup: Ekeremor Town Set For Curtain Raiser

……Bayelsa Deputy Governor, CAF board member to kick-off tournament

The maiden edition of the Senator Henry Seriake Dickson Football Tournament, known as the Ofurumapepe Cup, will kick-off, in Ekeremor Town, Ekeremor Council Area of Bayelsa State, this Saturday, November 27th.

A statement signed by the Technical Consultant of the competition, Mr. Ono Akpe, on Thursday 25th, said two communities from Ekeremor LGA, Ndoro and Tamu-Gbene will lock horns in the presence of top government functionaries and sports lovers.

According to the statement, the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, will kick off the tournament as Special Guest of Honour, while a former board member of the Nigerian Football Federation and CAF Medical Committee Member, Dr Peter Singabele, will be the Chairman of the occasion.

Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Solomon Agwana, Deputy Speaker, State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Ogbere, Youth and Sports Commissioner, Hon. Daniel Igali, and Special Adviser, Political Matters, High Chief Collins Cocodia, will be the Guests of Honour.

All House of Assembly members, Commissioners, and all political appointees from Sagbama-Ekeremor Constituency are expected to grace the event, with the Chairman of Ekeremor LGA Hon Bertola Perekeme and his counterpart from Sagbama LGA  Hon Embeleakpo Alale are the hosts of this august occasion.

Former Governor of Bayelsa State and  Senator representing Ekeremor-Sagbama  Constituency His Excellency Senator  Henry Seriake Dickson is the Chief Host of the kick-off ceremony

Mr Akpe who stressed that the competition will equally serve as an opportunity for the people to reconnect with their leaders said the kick off will take place at 1 pm, urging all government appointees and stakeholders to arrive on time.

The Technical Consultant also called on youths to remain law-abiding and support the tournament, so its core objectives can be achieved.

He reiterated the words of the former Governor of  and Senator representing Sagbama-Ekeremor Constituency Senator Henry Seriake Dickson  where he said;

“I want to use this opportunity to call for peace in all our communities as you the youths turn out en masse to take part in these activities. I call for the spirit of sportsmanship. There will be no losers at the end of this competition.”

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