The Local Organising Committee, LOC, set up by the Rivers State Government for a successful hosting of the African U-23 Championship final round, first leg qualifier between the U-23 national team and their Congolese counterparts in Port Harcourt, has assured the Dream Team of total support in their quest to earn a big win on Sunday.
This assurance was given on Monday when the LOC members led by its chairman, Boma Iyayi, formally welcomed the team to the Garden City at the team’s training session at the Adokiye Ameisiamaka Stadium.
Assuring Coach Samson Siasia that the government has mandated them to ensure that they lack nothing in their quest to do the nation proud.
Iyaye said that they have been working round the clock not only to make the team comfortable but to also ensure that the stadium is in good shape for the game as this will be the first international match to be played at the stadium.
“On behalf of the government and people of Rivers State we want to assure you that you will get massive support from the people on the day of the match as the government has thrown the gates open for the fans to come and give you massive support. All you need to do for us is to win well and do us proud,” said Iyayi.
Responding, Coach Siasia thanked the LOC members for all they have done for them since their arrival in Port Harcourt, and assured that the only way they can make Nigerians happy is to play well and win well on Sunday.
Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Barrister Chris Green, who is also chairman of the Rivers State Football Association and a member of the LOC, also visited the team on Monday, charging the players and officials to perfect tactics and techniques …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper