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NWFL: Oborevwori congratulates Delta Queens

The Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated Delta Queens for winning the Nigeria Women’s Football League, (NWFL) tournament dubbed Super 6.

Delta Queens defeated Bayelsa Queens 2-1 to emerge winners of the Super 6 Competition on Sunday, inside the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

By emerging champions of the Super 6 tournament, the Delta State girls have qualified to represent Nigeria in the forthcoming West African Football Union (WAFU) B Women’s CAF Champions League qualifiers.

Oborevwori, who received the trophy from the victorious team on Sunday night, congratulated them for a hard fought victory.

He said that Delta was renowned for sports and urged the team to prepare adequately for the continental tournament.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Festus Ahon, the Governor described their brilliant performance at the championship as a manifestation of their super outing during the regular season where they topped group B with 26 points.

Oborevwori attributed the team’s victory to hardwork, commitment and focus on the part of the management, the coaches and the players.

He assured that the State Government will continue to support the team to win more laurels for the State and the Country, especially now that it has qualified to represent Nigeria at the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B play-off for the second CAF African Women’s Champions League.

Oborevwori said: “I congratulate the organisers for putting up such a quality tournament, where our darling team Delta Queens emerged worthy champions.

“This victory is particularly sweet for me because we are winning it after 11 years. Therefore, on behalf of the Government and people of Delta, I congratulate our dear Delta Queens for making us proud again.

“As a State Government, we will continue to do everything possible to support the team to win more laurels for the State and Country as they represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League via a WAFU qualifying window in August,” the Governor said.


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