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Obaseki Showers Cash Gift On Victorious Edo Queens As Team Gets Hero’s Welcome In Benin

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has showered cash gift of N1 million each on the State’s female football team, Edo Queens for making the state proud at the Super Six Playoffs.

Obaseki also promised to give their coaches five million naira (N5,000,000.00).”

Recall that the Edo Queens made history with their triumph at the Super Six Playoffs to clinch a ticket to represent Nigeria on the continental stage of the CAF Women Champions League recently.

Welcoming them today, the jubilant fans, led by the Edo State First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, joined a motorcade of the victorious Edo Queens from Western Boys High School, in Ikpoba-Hill and cheered the team through Aduwawa, Akpakpava, Plymouth, Ring Road and terminated at the Government House, Benin City, where they were received by Governor Obaseki.

Obaseki was joined by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Asue Ighodalo, and other top government officials to receive the triumphant girls.

The governor, who praised the team for their excellent campaign at the 2023/2024 season of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and victory at the Super Six Tournament, assured them of the state government’s sustained support

He said, “I am so happy and proud today as you have done us proud by bringing this trophy home. The trophy we have been looking for in the past 29 years is now with us.

“We know you will continue to be champions. I encourage you to work hard as your government and Governor will continue to support you.

“Whether I am here or not, the person that will replace me will continue to support you. You have tried and have made us proud.

“Money alone can’t do it all but we will give you money for a job well done and for making us proud.”

“Each player of the team will get one million naira (N1,000,000.00) for the achievement, while the coaches will get five million naira (N5,000,000.00)”, Obaseki said.

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