Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has assured Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) champions, Lobi stars of continuous support in order to have a strong developmental football growth in the state.
The governor, spoke at the Government House in Makurdi while receiving a trophy presented to him by the club who emerged as the Super Cup champions of Nigeria about a week ago.
Lobi Stars FC defeated Enugu Rangers by one goal to nil in Asaba, Delta State, to emerge Super Champions in a competition organized by the NFF .
He expressed the hope that the club would also emerge victorious in the CAF Champions League which commences in Yaounde, Cameroon today due to the team’s wonderful performances in the last football season.
He stated that the entire state was proud of Lobi Stars’ scintillating performance in football, stating that the victory had created a moment of joy for a people who had not known peace for a long time.
The state deputy governor and Chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club, Engineer Benson Abouno, characterized the victory to Governor Ortom’s commitment to the team, made references to financial motivations and prompt payment of salaries of the players.
He concluded by expressing his profound gratitude to God for the Laurel won, promising to do more to continue to make the state proud.