Gokana FA Congratulates Barr. Chris Green, Calls For The Rebirth Of Governor’s Cup

The Congress of the Gokana Football Council has Commended the Executive Governor of Rivers State; His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara for the reappointment of Seasoned Sports Administrator Chris Green as Rivers state commissioner for Sports.

In an enlarged Congress held on Sunday 20th August 2023 at Bera Community Primary School, the Gokana Football Council thanked Governor Fubara for the appointment and appealed to the Governor to provide the Rivers Sports Ministry with the needed funds that will enable Rivers state move from Sports promoting to a Sports Development State like Delta and Lagos saying that Chris Green has the capacity to return the state to its enviable position as one of the leading Nigeria Sporting States.

The Gokana Football Council also called on the Rivers State Governor to consider the staging of the 2023 edition of the Governor’s Football Tournaments popularly called the “Governor’s Cup” as this will go a long way in engaging and promoting Sporting talents of Rivers Youths.

The Congress appealled to the Gokana Council Chairman Hon. Confidence Dekoo to support Gokana United and the Gokana Central Stadium return to its enviable position as a leading Sports Club, and Sports Stadium respectively in Rivers state.

The Gokana Football Council also appointed the Executive Chairman of Gokana Council Honourable Chief Confidence Nyima Dekoo DSSRS as her Grand Patron.

Some prominent Sons and Daughters were recommended for appointments as Matrons and Patrons and that their names are to be published based on acceptance

Committees created at the enlarged Gokana Congress are:

  1. Sponsorship and Marketing Committee to be Headed by Barry Lema of Rythm Sports, Booko Lloyd Answer and Abraham Barako
  2. Media and Publicity committee to be Headed by Viura Lezigha of Ziga Sports , Pius Dukor of the Punch and Sammy Kpenu who is the PRO of Uniport.
  3. Members of the Technical committee include . Monokpo Bori , Friday, Christian Kpenu and Barida Koroguru.

Resolutions are:
1..Female football Committee deferred till our next Congress , while each Community FA are mandated to submit 5 Female players immediately each to the Technical as training will commence first week of September 2023

  1. Each Community in Gokana are to pay a token of 5k each on embarking on their Community Football Tournaments.
  2. The Gokana Referee Society are advised to ensure that they participate in only duly registered tournaments approved by the Gokana FA.

It was resolved that Football has the capacity to improve the local economy of the Gokana people if Properly harnessed , and that every hand should be on deck to not only sustain the height already attained by the existence of Gokana United Football Club and the Gokana Central Stadium but efforts should be made to improve on it to benefit the teaming Youths of Gokana who are predominantly Footballers and Sports Lovers.

Members of the EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS of the
Gokana football Council are 1. Martins Giadom Chairman

  1. James Tete Dumle Vice Chairman
  2. Dr. Legborsi EMMANUEL Secretary
  3. Monokpo Bori – Member .
  4. Rev Fr Cyprian T Piinyie – Member

Monday Firima
Head Coach

Cmr Paulinus Nbari
Assistant Secretary

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