The LOC of Nigeria's most followed and unarguably the largest grassroot football competition in Africa, the Bayelsa Governor's Football Tournament, otherwise known as the Prosperity Cup, has constituted a five-man committee that will review and make technical inputs, so as to enhance the standard of the competition.
This year, 2024, will be the 6th edition of the Prosperity Cup.
A statement signed by the Director General, Mr Ono Akpe, and released in Yenagoa on Thursday, said the organisers are working to ensure this year's edition meets the global standard of grassroot football competition.
Mr Akpe said the Technical Committee initially made up of members of the LOC has been expanded to include representatives from the Referees Council and the Coaches Association, so they are to inject new ideas and ensure the rules guiding the competition are in consonance with globally acceptable standards and are acceptable to all participating teams.
" This tournament, which is the largest grassroot football tournament in Africa is also now the most prestigious tournament in the country and all hands must be on deck to ensure the standard is of the highest quality " , he added.
The committee will have renowned football administrator and the Technical Director of the Prosperity Cup, Diseye Nwankwe as Chairman, Elder Perela Aboro as the Alternate Chairman, Mr Edwin Kwame Ayaowei(Prof.) will be the Referee's Representative, Coach Anthony Fouye of Afini Football Club will be the Coach's Representative, while, Mr Patrick Ndubuisi, the Media Representative will serve as Secretary.
The Director General on behalf of the LOC while congratulating the Technical Review Committee, noted that they have two weeks to meet and present the tournament's rules and regulations for this year's Prosperity Cup to the LOC for ratification.
The committee will be inaugurated on Friday, January 26th.