7th Nat’l Youth Games: Team Delta Patriotism And National Supremacy.
By Fred Latimore Esq.
Winning the 7th National Youth Games with a whopping 116 medals is heartwarming, and at the same time worthy of our collective celebration.
Delta youth have again displayed capacity, national supremacy and utmost relevance, pointing to show that they must be taken seriously as stakeholders in governor Oborevwori’s M.O.R.E agenda, and his quest to advance the state in all ramifications, including sports development.
Team Delta and their handlers obviously opened up their hearts, body, soul and spirit to give the state their best at the just concluded national youth games in Asaba. They exhibited high level confidence, amazing strength, proficiency craft, maintained a well nurtured champions mentality and decorum.
Their patriotic spirit, resilience, fearlessness, commitment and determination to make Delta proud for the seventh consecutive time was glaring and commendable. I can imagine the overflowing joy in the heart and soul of our excessive local content governor, Elder Sheriff Francis Oborevwori. To God be the Glory!
The victory, being the first in national competition in the life of this administration, connotes a positive sign and a good omen flowing from the throne of Grace, confirming the divine oil placed on the state leader and governor. This good start is indeed a unique sign of good things to come, and must of a necessity be appreciated with a “Special Thanksgiving Service.”
The team blew my mind, thrilled Nigerians, game Delta overflowing joy and they majestically walked away gallantly from Stephen Keshi International Stadium, with the giant size trophy, and with their “big hearts” in tact as overall champions of the games.
I saw our superstar Delta Team beaming with mesmerizing smile into legions of news media cameras, raising their champions gold trophy high and above that of their competitors. It was colourful and remarkable.
Governor Oborevwori who was ably represented by Delta digital Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr Kingsley Emu, commended Team Delts for putting up brilliant and wonderful performances.
He was full of praise for the organisers, the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Delta State Sports Commission and their officials for a successful 7th National Youth Games, and also congratulated the overall winner, Team Delta.
SSG Emu, was at his best, consumed in unspeakable joy, as he joined the national champions to lift up the gold trophy. Emu consistently craves for excellence at work and in all state affairs. No wonder he could not hide his joy, embraced and celebrated our heroes at the closing ceremony.
I trust that our amiable governor, Elder Oborevwori, is working out special packages for the team and officials. And it will not be out of place to get the team together for a special thanksgiving service. We know it in Delta, that God will always take his full glory in all successes and victories.
Congratulations to Deltans, and to our superstar national youth champions!