Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa have received accolades from Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, following their club’s emergence as winners of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super-4 in Lagos.
Governor Dickson’s message was conveyed by his special adviser on public affairs, Mr Daniel Alabrah, who said Bayelsa Queens showed by winning the NWFL title last Sunday in Lagos that they are part of the ongoing sports revival in the state.
Alabrah stated further that the club’s success at the competition is an affirmation of the wisdom showed by Dickson in the renovation of sports facilities, construction of new ones and establishing a football academy.
He added that the governor was happy to hear about the club’s victory at Agege Stadium, Lagos, as they beat Nasarawa Amazons 2-0 on Sunday, for which he thanked the girls for bringing glory and honour to the state.
The governor also praised the club’s chairman, Mr. Ebiki Timitimi, the coach, Moses Aduku and other officials for building a formidable team that made the state proud.
He added: “In the last few years, our government’s commitment to sports has led to the provision of a world class football pitch at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.
“(We have also seen) the establishment of a sports academy at Asoama, building of a standard golf course as well as a polo ground in Yenagoa.”