Bayelsa plans viewing centres for World Cup – Punch Newspapers

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Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

Organisers of the Governor Seriake Dickson Unity Cup say they are considering the idea of providing viewing centres in  communities in the state ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

They  said the move was in conjunction with the Bayelsa State Ministry of Information and Orientation, explaining  that it was part of  the  plan by the state government to  enable  youths in communities to have a sense of belonging and be part of the World Cup.

According to them, the viewing centres will serve as a rallying point to foster peace, unity and cohesion among youths and allow for a meeting of minds between them for the overall good of the state.

They added that  the viewing centres would also be used to propagate messages of the government against social vices and re-direct their minds away from criminality.

Meanwhile, 16 communities in Bayelsa have commenced a fresh battle in the second phase of the Governor Dickson Unity Cup tagged The Ogbia Challenge.

The communities, according to the organisers,  qualified for the phase two of the tournament which kicked off last week Monday.

The qualifiers in Zone A, Otuabagi Centre, are Idema, Akipelai, Otuogidi and Oloibiri while those who qualified from Zone B, Kolo Centre,  are Ogbia town, Ewoi, Onuebum and Kolo 2.

The others from Zone C, Otuoke Centre, are Otuoke, Otuaba, Okiki and Okodi and those in Zone D, Imiringi Centre, are Otuabula, Obeduma, Ayakoro and Abobiri.

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