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All countries
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Confirmed
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
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Recovered
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
4,893,452
Deaths
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm

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Victorious Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts were treated  to an elaborate Dinner by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State at the Government House in Benin on Saturday.

The gesture was aimed at fostering strong brotherly relationship between Edo people and their guests from Tanzania.

Obaseki who watched the 3-0 triumph of the Falconets over the Tanzanites at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, congratulated both teams for their spirit of sportsmanship and the level of professionalism displayed by the match officials.

He urged guests at the Dinner to see the soccer encounter as a means for promoting and strengthening the bond of brotherhood among Africans and not just a competition.

He explained that his administration was determined to harness all the gains inherent in sports tourism by making the state the preferred destination for sporting events and develop young people who are endowed with talent for sports.

“It is all about promoting brotherhood and Africa. The purpose of the game is to help us bond better as a continent,” Obaseki said, adding that as hospitable people, his administration was ready to accommodate as many Tanzanites as are willing to make Edo State their home.

He disclosed that one of the strategies being deployed to boost sports development in the state is to discover those with sporting talent at a young age.

“Our strategy in our overall plan to make the state number one in sports is to catch them young,” he stressed.

In his response, the High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, Elias Mwandobo, commended the Nigerian Football Federation for the warm reception they were given in Abuja and the exceptional hospitality the Edo State government extended to them in Benin City.

Mwandobo also commended both teams for putting up a good performance to the delight of the spectators, noting that the country was ready to play host to the Falconets come September 30 in Dar es Salaam for the second leg of the game.

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt.  Hon. Philip Shaibu, expressed his appreciation for the successful hosting of the match and emphasized that Edo State was not only a destination for business investments but the new destination for sporting activities in Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Edo State Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Hon. Mika Amanokha, congratulated the state government for contributing three players of Edo origin to the U-20 female national team.

The commissioner said the state was ready to groom sports loving youths who will represent the country both at national and international competitions.

The Falconets’ 3-0 win was the first leg match in their African qualification campaign for a place in the finals of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

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