Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, has extended a helping hand to the players and officials of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure, a team in the Nigeria Premier Football League, following a distressing incident.

Last Thursday, the team encountered armed robbers on the Ore-Benin Highway while en route to Benin City for an NPFL Match 13 tie against Bendel Insurance. The attack resulted in a ball boy being shot and left the players and other officials deeply shaken.

Governor Obaseki, known for his dedication to the well-being of the community, promptly dispatched senior officials and personal aides to the hospital where the injured ball boy was receiving treatment, as well as to the traumatized team members.

In a commendable act of support, Governor Obaseki has offered to cover the medical expenses for all those affected by this unfortunate incident, showcasing his sincere concern for the welfare of the sports community.

Acknowledging the governor's compassionate gesture, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, expressed gratitude, stating, "We appreciate His Excellency Mr. Godwin Obaseki for this compassionate act. This commendable move reflects his nobility, and we deeply value his support. Our thoughts are with the injured ball boy and the traumatized players and officials, and we wish them a speedy recovery."

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