The Cross River State Governor's Cup competition, tagged the Sweet Prince Cup, culminated in a thrilling finale as the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Peter Odey, who represented the State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, kicked off the match between the formidable Bakassi and Ikom teams.

The U.J Esuene Sports Stadium in Calabar was abuzz with passionate sports fans and esteemed personalities from across the state who gathered to witness the highly anticipated match.

The closely contested match saw Bakassi emerge victorious with a 2-1 score against Ikom, solidifying their position as the winners of the 2023 Governor's Football Competition and taking home a cash prize of 2.5 million naira.

 Ikom secured the 2nd runner-up position, receiving a prize of 1.5 million naira, and Prince 7 Football Club of Calabar claimed the 1st runner-up title, earning a well-deserved 1 million naira for their dedication and hard work. 

Commissioner for Sports Development, Hon. Agnes Atsu, commended the State Governor, Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu, for his commitment to sports and pledged to revamp and redevelop sports activities within the state and beyond. 

The SA General Duties, Barr. Akiba Ekpenyong, extended congratulations to all participants and emphasized a promising future for the sports sector in the state. 

The event concluded with a ceremonial presentation of medals and cash prizes to the deserving teams, among other honors.

Pst Bill Francis Bill Spokesperson to Governor Prince Otu and Senior Chief Advocate to Rt Hon Peter Odey LEKWEL E'MBE 1 OF C'RIVER NORTH 

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