Hungarian Embassy Cup In Abia State: Governor Otti Vows Full Support For Football Development


Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to fostering partnerships that enhance opportunities for the people of the state.



Governor Otti stated this when he received the Hungarian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lorand Endreffy who was in the state on a Football Talent Scouting Initiative.


The Governor highlighted the significance of the competition in discovering and nurturing young talents early which would afford promising young footballers to showcase their abilities and secure professional contracts in Hungary.



He emphasized the commitment of the state government in supporting initiatives that empower its citizens, particularly in sports development where the region boasts abundant talent.


Governor Otti lamented the lack of a platform for the talented individuals in the state, and asserted that his government would exert all efforts to ensure they receive the recognition and support they deserve to showcase their skills.

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“Alot of our people are very talented but unfortunately, alot of them don’t have opportunity and providing opportunities for them is a big deal for us.


We will do anything that is possible to support them“, Governor Otti affirmed.



The Governor expressed gratitude to the Hungarian Ambassador for selecting Abia State as the host for the finals of the prestigious football competition, which he said is a departure from its traditional venue in Abuja.


He pledged to extend full support to the scouting initiative, and acknowledged the potential benefits it would yield for both Bulgaria and Abia State.

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In his remarks earlier, the Hungarian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Lorand Endreffy said he came to Abia for the Youth Football Cup Competition currently going on in Abia; called the DreamLand Football Academy Cup, which is the Hungarian Embassy Cup.



Mr Endrffy said the tournament aims to uncover promising young talents within Nigerian football, with scouts present to identify the best prospects who would be offered opportunities in Hungary as well as provide them exposure to clubs and potential professional contracts.


He expressed gratitude to Governor Otti for partnering with the Hungarian government and emphasized that the cooperation would not only yield dividends on sports development but also on the economic, commercial, cultural and other levels.

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