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Obaseki Congratulates Oboh, Tips Prodigy For Greatness

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Oboh Inches Close To Ladies European Tour, Ready For Cote d’Ivoire Open
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is excited that teen sensation, Georgia Oboh is living up to the promise she showed early in her career and believes the 17-year-old’s triumph in the Cote d’Ivoire Open title, her first professional trophy, is a sign of better things to come.

Oboh at the weekend defeated a strong field of top African stars to win the Cote d’Ivoire Open.

Congratulating Oboh for her feat in Cote d’Ivoire, Obaseki said the girl has once again shown the unwavering Edo spirit and talent, which for years have distinguished Edo people across the globe.

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According to the governor, “I am delighted to learn of Oboh’s victory in the Cote d’Ivoire Open. This brings me much joy, not just because she is an indigene of the state, but because I am an avid golfer and promoter of the sport.

“She has shown once again that Edo people excel exceeding well when given the opportunity to fully express themselves. She serves as a role model to many young people out there, and goes to prove that much can be achieved when one is determined.”

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Noting that the state government was committed to sports development, he said, “We are very keen on unleashing the potential in youths in sports. We had our golden years in sports in the past as the old Bendel State. We are committed to reviving this aspect of our state, which is why we are investing in youth development. Already we are making appreciable progress with the promotion of Bendel Insurance to the topflight division.

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“With Oboh’s success in sports, and the growing activities at the Golf Section of the Benin Golf Club, we will be grooming more young people in sports. This much we assure her and the teeming youths interested in the game.”

Oboh scored 74, 78, 85, 78, to win the Cote d’Ivoire Open by three shots ahead of Senegal’s Oumy Dieye and Madagascar’s Leslie Grandet of the Sunshine Ladies’ tour.

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