Thursday, 19 November 2015

Governor Amosun Commends Uplift Talent Hunt


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Akpan Udok

The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has praised the Uplift Under -15 Football Team initiator, Mrs Olufunso Amosun for discovering Akpan Udok the goalkeeper for the Under-17 Golden Eaglet who made the country proud at the just concluded FiFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile. He lauded the brain behind the Uplift Under-15 football team for discovering talents in young people encouraging her not to relent in her efforts but to do more by discovering their potentials and put it to effective use.

Welcoming Udok and members of the Uplift Football team at the Conference Hall of the Office of the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State in Abeokuta, Senator Amosun who paid them a surprise visit commended Udok and other members of the Eaglet team for the brilliant performance they put up to win the trophy for Nigeria.

He charged the footballer not to relent in their efforts until they achieve their lofty goals, saying they had represented the nation well, "this is just the beginning, Udok has opened the door for everyone of you to key into. You have just started only ensure you continue in the spirit. I congratulate you and I’m very happy to identify with you and look forward to seeing more of you on the field. He added".
Governor Amosun charged them to face their studies squarely and further their education, saying education was key to achieving greatness noting that that this would help them to reach their aims and aspirations  in life. Also speaking, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun expressed delight over the victory recorded by the Golden Eaglets, noting that their best was yet to come as she hopes to see them and other members of the Uplift team excel in their football career.
She noted that the Uplift Development Foundation would continue to assist members of the team and other youths to achieve their dreams of becoming World Football Stars.                                            
The goalkeeper of the Under-17 team, Akpan udok said playing for the Under 17 team was a great privilege and  he owe the success story to God and the Wife of the Governor who was a great mother and motivator.

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