Alamieyeseigha Responsible For Bayelsa’s Strides In Sports –BSRC GM


The General Manager of Bayelsa State Radio Corporation, Clinton Thompson has attributed the state’s success story in the sports sector to the Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former governor of the state.
Thompson, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt and acknowledged that it was Governor Alamieyeseigha who gave sports in Bayelsa financial back-up during his tenure.
The General Manager said that the financial boost which served as a foundation has resulted to the many achievements and successes of the state in the sector which should be used to re-brand the state.
He continued that Bayelsa State has recorded serious achievement in sports that should be heard by others, adding that “Bayelsa State achievements in sports should be used as the key thrust for re-branding campaign.
According to him, “Bayelsa is being rated high by the National Sport Commission and has maintained 4th position on the national sports festival medal table.
“Let us use sports to re-brand Bayelsa because we have recorded serious achievements in the sector. We are also rated high by the National Sport Commission.
He noted that Bayelsa has maintained two football clubs, Bayelsa United who are premier league champions and Ocean Boys, who are also doing well, stating that persons like Samson Siasia, Natali and Carta are great sons of Bayelsa State.
On the forth coming 17th National Sports Festival, he said that “Bayelsa is not contesting with Rivers State (our sister state) but I wonder if Rivers State can beat our record in the next sports festival.