**As Federal Ministry of Sports Development Endorse Prosperity Cup Season Six*

The Central Organizing Committee (COC) of Nigeria's biggest grassroots football spectacle the Bayelsa Governor's Football Tournament tagged the Prosperity Cup have fixed Thursday 2nd, May, 2024 for the official draws and presentation jerseys to participating teams Season 6.

About Two hundred  teams from the Male, Female and Para-Soccer editions are expected to take part in Season 6 of the tournament which has continued to receive global recognition with players of Bayelsa origin now excelling locally and internationally   through the Prosperity Cup program.

Last year, Crusaders Feeders FC of Peretorugbene beat De Grace FC of Yenagoa 4-3 via penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time in an encounter witnessed by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, Nigeria National League NNL Chairman Mr. George Aluo and other top officials of the NFF and NNL.

Director General of the Tournament Mr. Ono Akpe in a statement on behalf of the COC, said the draws ceremony and presentation of jerseys to the various teams which will come up on Thursday 2nd May, 2024 at the Samson Siasia Stadium Yenagoa immediately after the weekly Prosperity Walk will be flagged off by His Excellency Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State.

The statement explains that the Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri will be accompanied by his Deputy Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Federal and Sate legislators, the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff Government House, Permanent Secretaries, Local Government government Chairmen-elect and other top government functionaries are also expected to be in attendance, with the newly sworn in commissoner Ministry of Sports Development Hon. Daniel Igali as Chief Host.
According to him, all members of the COC, LOC and representatives of the various teams are expected to join the Prosperity Walk leading to the fun-filled ceremony. 

In the meantime, the Federal Ministry of Sports Development have endorsed the Season six of Nigeria's biggest grassroots football tournament christened the Prosperity Cup.
The endorsement was contained in a letter signed by the permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Sports Development Mr Okeke Patrick on behalf the minister Senator John Eno ahead of the kick off of the tournament.

It notes that the need to endorse the spectacle became imperative due to the continuous growth of the tournament and the attention have received since inception, saying that the ministry is please to work hand in glove with the organizers with the aim of giving the youths in Bayelsa a positive life.

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