Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere and the state’s Commissioner for Sports, Priesley Ediagbonya, have backed the newly-elected members of the state FA to move football in Edo to the next level.
Ihonvbere stated this at the weekend in Benin City, when the executive members of the Edo FA, led by their chairman, Frank Ilaboya, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Ilaboya, who introduced his board members to Ihonvbere, thanked the SSG for his support during the election. The respected sports journalist also solicited for the cooperation of Ihonvbere “in our activities, particularly on the promotion of Insurance FC to the Premier League.”
Ihonvbere assured the FA board of his continuous support adding, “Government is ready to ensure that Insurance return to the Premier League.”
On his part, Ediagbonya, who also received the FA members on Friday, expressed delight at the fast rate the new board members started work. He promised that all hands would be on deck to move Edo football to greater heights.
The board held its inaugural meeting on Thursday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
Also, Board Chairman, Edo State Sports Council, Harrison Omagbon, said he was ready to work with the new members. He added that he was delighted with the youthful board members and expressed confidence in their ability to change the fortunes of Edo football.