The unexpected victory of Chelsea over Manchester City, both in England, in last Saturday’s final of the European Champions League, has exposed the power of self belief which Nigerians can imbibe to surmount their current challenges, reports Jude Atupulazi.
Last Saturday, Chelsea defied expectations to inflict a third consecutive defeat on their more illustrious opponents, Manchester City, to win this year’s Champions League, the final of which took place in Porto, Portugal.
Speaking on the significance of Chelsea’s victory, foremost gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, said it showed that with determination and self belief, anyone could decide their destiny.
The immediate past President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp), said it was particularly applicable to the Nigerian situation where hardship occasioned by bad leadership had pushed Nigerians against the rope.
He however said that given the natural resilience of the average Nigerian, adopting a positive attitude in the face of odds would always yield positive fruit.
He therefore urged Nigerians to look beyond Chelsea’s victory and imbibe the power of positive thinking.
Noting Nigerians’ passion for football, Ozigbo who’s Africa’s foremost promoter of Freestyle Football, said his government would key into the people’s passion for football by building on the success of his freestyle football to put more youths on a successful career path in sports.
Ozigbo, who regretted that Anambra State known to have produced renowned footballers and athletes in the past was now living in her past glory, said his administration would change all that by developing a workable template to engage the youths in fruitful sporting activities.
He congratulated the legion of Chelsea supporters in the country on their team’s success, while assuring that his government would replicate such glorious moments if he was given the mandate to serve the state.