Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun charges U-20 women’s national team

The U-20 women’s national team have qualified for the last round of African qualifiers for the World Cup
Ogun State has again reaffirmed its commitment to the U-20 Women national team. The state has been hosting the national team and are preparing for their first leg, third round of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Congo DR this Saturday, May 5 at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.

The Honourable Commissioner of Sports, Gbenga Otenuga gave the assurance at the team’s training session on Thursday morning at the MKO Abiola Stadium.

“I bring you glad tidings from His Excellency and Executive governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. This is just to let you know that he is solidly behind you in your quest to do the nation proud come this Saturday,” Otenuga said.

“Furthermore, as a state we are praying for you that you emerge victorious not only in Nigeria but equally in Congo DR when you travel for the return leg in two weeks’ time so that you will be amongst the two teams that will represent Africa at the World Cup in August,” he added.

“This is a crucial game that will determine who picks the qualification ticket, so you have to be calm to go for the kill and remember how you spanked Zimbabwe both home and away.

Just as he expressed no injury worries in camp, Coach Edwin Okon in his response, thanked the Commissioner for the goodwill, while assuring him and the state of his girls’ readiness to secure victory.

“My girls are fully ready for the match while at the same time we want to say a big thank you to His Excellency for the warmth, affection and fatherly role that he has shown to the team since we arrived in Abeokuta on Monday. We are indeed very grateful and humbled which we will reciprocate by emerging victorious on Saturday,” Okon said.