by crossriverwatch admin
The Executive Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke has described the Golden Eaglets’ victory at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, UAE 2013 as one of his best moments in recent times.
The amiable Governor, who is regarded as the team’s father-figure after spending so much in camping and preparing the team in Calabar for almost two years,” said he was happy to have invested so much even when so many people did not believe in them.
“Today, I’m the happiest man on earth because we can all see the result of investing in a dream, I’ m so excited that I was able to witness this history and all of us in Cross River State are very proud of your achievement and it is our prayers that you would be able to sustain this.” The Governor told the team’s media officer, Morakinyo Abodunrin.
The governor revealed that he has already invited the team to a reception ceremony in Calabar and promised that he would continue to support the NFF because they have shown that “they are result-oriented people.”
Meanwhile, Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Manu Garba has for the umpteenth time hailed the impact of Governor Imoke as well as the good people of Cross River State.
“It should not be lost on anybody that the architect of the success of the Golden Eaglets is the Governor of Cross River State who supported our camping at different phases in Calabar where we had good facilities under a peaceful environment,” he noted.
“Without good preparation, we would not be where we are today and we would forever remain grateful to the people of Cross River State and so many individuals in the state who made us feel welcomed right from the first day we arrived Calabar and stayed for almost two years.”
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