Hon. Councillor Celia Osakwe-Hibbert has admitted that Hope is rising in Imo state sports sector and has taken the opportunity to congratulate the entire Senegalese team on getting to the Finals of AFCON.
Senegal has been billed to face Egypt on Sunday night for the final game of the AFCON after Egypt edged host Cameroon 3-1 on penalties.
Our reporter gathered that the first set of Semi Finals match between Burkina Faso and Senegal at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Wednesday night was magnificently entertaining.
Hon. Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert who was a guest at the AFCON semi finals clash was pictured here with El Hadji Diouf as well as a handful of others who celebrated with the Senegalese team immediately after their sterling victory against the Stallions.
Hon. Celia told our reporters, “what I saw in the city of Yaounde was a celebration of African Football. The talents are out of this world”. As someone whose Masters Degree is in Sports and Exercise Science, I appreciate the growth we see today in Africa’s Sports industry.
“I welcome all the great work our Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma is doing specifically around sports”. “People like me, will continue to show passion to complement the work our Governor is championing for the Sports Sector in Imo State. There is so much untapped potential, this sector alone can unlock billions of dollars in Imo”
Hon. Celia added, “the world is merging into one great place. I saw players from Liverpool, Leicester, Chelsea, Crystal Palace just to name a few, these are all African Diasporas, so you can see the magnitude of the possibilities we can collectively create here in Africa. We have all it takes”.
Hon. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert the Young Politician very quickly added, “how I wish our Super Eagles team were still in this competition”.
Recall, that Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt who are now in the final stages by one goal in the first round with the stunning lone goal scored by Kelechi Iheanacho, an Imo Diasporan.