Ortom hails Lobi Stars over CAF Champions League victory
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today congratulated Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi for their 2-0 victory over Camerounian side UMS de Loum in the CAF Champions League game yesterday in Enugu.
Governor Ortom who congratulated the team in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, described as laudable, the determination of Lobi Stars players to win the game despite travelling by road for many hours to Enugu, following the denial of the Camerounian side’s landing rights at the Makurdi Airport which forced the Confederation of African Football, CAF to move the match to Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.
The governor said that the commitment of the team not to let the sudden change of the match venue which made them to embark on a stressful night journey to Enugu to play the next day, was a demonstration of uncommon patriotism, selflessness and professionalism.
He added that the people and government of Benue State are proud of the management, players and the entire Lobi Stars team, and assured them that his administration will provide the support the club needs as they prepare to travel to Kenya to face Gor Mahia FC in the next Champions League game.
Governor Ortom who is presently in Israel charged the team to go all the way to win the biggest club trophy on the African continent for Benue people in particular and the country at large.