PLAYERS AND STAFF

Barrister George Turnah (MON)


Chairman

ALABH GEORGE TURNAH, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), born to the Christian family of the Turnahs of Kolo III town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, is a man after God’s heart.

Young and youthful George had his early school education at the Eliben Nursery school Edeoha, and thereafter proceeded to the Universal Primary Education (UPE) school Ahoada for his primary education. Before rounding up his primary education at the State School 1 Edeoha in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, he had the privilege of attended at different times, Community Primary School Igbogene Epie in Bayelsa State, State School Elele Alimini as well as State School 1 Akpor, all of Rivers State. George Turnah in 1993 enrolled into Upata 1 Community Secondary School Edeoha in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State for his post primary education. In 2001, he gained admission as a pioneer remedial program student into the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science (BYCAS) then in Agudama-Epie where he secured his Senior School Certificate haven successfully written and passed the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) with distinction.

It is important to state that all through Turnah’s early education days till date, one thing that makes him standout is his sterling leadership and go-getter credentials. For instance, while at the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, George Turnah was elected the pioneer deputy speaker of the students representative council (SRC) and also was appointed secretary of the Constitution Drafting Committee of the Students Union Government. In 2003, he gained admission into the Niger Delta University to study civil Law. Comrade Turnah as fondly called by associates in the University, became a rallying point for students unionism and activism as he was at various times entrusted with leadership, first as Secretary General of the Joint Campus Committee for Rivers and Bayelsa States, a committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students that oversees the affairs of Nigerian Students in all institutions of higher learning in the two neighbouring states.

In 2005, he was again elected as Secretary General of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, Comprising of the eleven states of the South – South and South – East geo political zones of Nigeria, a position he was re-elected into for a second term mandate in 2006. Nigerian Students in 2007, in what looked like a reward for a tested and trusted student leader, promoted him to the status of the number two student of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when he was elected National Vice President of the National Association of Nigerian Students. In an uncommon display of intelligence, George Turnah graduated from the Niger Delta University in 2008 with distinction again, but this time as best graduating student in Law of Evidence, an award that earned him a cash prize of N50,000.00 only from the Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice. Upon graduation, George Turnah was immediately admitted into the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus to be specific, and where he was formally confirmed to be a fit and proper person. He took the Bar final examinations, he passed and was proudly called to the Nigeria Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on December 2nd, 2010.

Done with University education, He was mobilized for the mandatory one year National Youth service scheme (NYSC) program, and was posted to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and after taking the compulsory camp training, he was deployed to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) headquarters in Abuja for his primary assignment. Like his mentor and role model Dr. Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR), the progression of George Turnah to fame from his student union days to becoming a Youth matters practitioner and being an emerging business mogul cum renowned philanthropist has indeed been geometrical as it has been phenomenal.

Politically, he remains an unrepentant, loyal and committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He is a Youth mobilizer and lover of his people. He is the youngest member of the Bayelsa PDP Elders Forum appointed in 2012. He is the sole financier and coordinator of his ward, PDP Kolo ward 9. He served in the youth directorate of the PDP Presidential campaign council both in 2011 and in 2015. He was the Director of Operations in the Bamanga Turkur for PDP Chairmanship campaign organization. In 2012, he was appointed the Director of Students Mobilisation in the PDP Bayelsa Guber campaign team. He is loved by his people, and for that singular reason, PDP continues to win every single elections in his ward. While at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as Special Assistant on Youth Matters to the Managing Director/CEO, he redefined the office with his midas touch. An inconsequential office with no funding nor budgetary provisions attached, George Turnah made something out of nothing and outperformed all previous occupants of the office so much so that everybody in Nigeria now lobbies to be appointed SA Youth to the MD/CEO of NDDC.

He empowered well over ten thousand youths directly across the Niger Delta region using various youth empowerment schemes initiated by him. He will be remembered for the establishment of the now famous Niger Delta Volunteer Service scheme, for which several thousands of Niger Delta Youths has been engaged and empowered. A member of the Nigerian Bar Association and many other professional, political and socio-cultural associations, George Turnah has bagged covetous titles, awards and Honours such as:

- Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) in Youth leadership and Students Unionism conferred on him by former President Jonathan
- United Nation’s Peace Ambassador award 2010.
- Peace symbol award 2011
- Pride of Bayelsa Award 2011
- Achievers frontiers award 2012
- Most friendly public officer award 2013;
and the traditional tittle of Ochi – Agha Ndi Ntorobia 1 of Nigeria, meaning (the Warlord of Nigerian Youths), conferred on him by His Royal Majesty Igwe (Dr.) Emmanuel Ugwu of Ibagwa-Nike Kindgom of Enugu State, South East Nigeria.

The unrepentant philanthropist and corporate social responsibility practitioner Barr.George Turnah (MON) is also the Chairman of the George Turnah Foundation, a platform through which he uses to reach out to thousands of people who really need help, support and assistance in various aspects of life. Through the George Turnah Foundation, he annually purchases thousands of JAMB forms and distributes them for free to youths who desire to have university education. He also pays for Senior School Certificate Examination fees of thousands of students annually. He also has a running university education scholarship scheme that sees thousands of less privileged students through school yearly. He yearly intervenes in the payment of school fees of less privileged students in various institutions of higher learning.

For instance in 2015, he paid fees of 97 students of the Federal University Otuoke who were at the verge of losing their studentship, due to not being able to pay for their school fees. The sweetest part was that the affected 97 students came from across the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This year alone, several students of various institutions has also benefitted from his benevolence in school fees payment. George Turnah also intervenes in the payment of school fees for law graduates who do not have enough resources to proceed to the Nigerian Law School for the Bar final examinations. For instance this year 2017 alone, he paid Law School fees of over Nineteen (19) students who are now in various campuses of the Nigerian Law School preparing for their Bar finals. George Turnah has also used the instrumentality of his foundation to donate several vehicles and buses to critical associations, Toyota Hilux vans to security agencies, as well as SUV Prado jeeps to traditional rulers, the latest being in December 2014. He regularly supports different organisations and assist them carry out programmes that benefits humanity. George Turnah also regularly supports medical treatment for some aged personalities within and outside his Kingdom of Ogbia.

George Turnah has been praised for his personal donations of security kits and gadgets to Niger Delta University, his Donation of 20 KVA Generator to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Bayelsa State, his single handedly reconstruction of the Ogbia Brotherhood Hall in Ogbia town, Bayelsa State amongst several other philanthropic gestures that can not be mentioned here. Barr. (Amb) Alabh George Turnah as a lover of sports and youth development and empowerment, is the sole sponsor of the GEJ Cup, an Ogbia Inter Community Unity Football Competition.

He founded the George Turnah Football Club currently competing for honours at the Nigerian Nation Wide League Division 1. Well over 40 young Nigerians are currently engaged in the services of the Club with their future in football, very bright.

George Turnah, an employer of Skilled, Semi and Unskilled labour, is the Group President/Chief Executive Officer of the Celtic Pride Group of companies, a young indigenous company that is into Engineering, Construction, Fish farming, fish fingerlings production, Water Bottling, Food Processing, event Management, Consultancy and General Services with corporate Headquarters in Kolo town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, providing direct job for about 210 young Nigerians as we speak. He also established the Celtic Pride Institute of Agricultural Studies in his native home town of Kolo with the sole aim of creating easy access to higher education for his immediate constituents and the rest of the world. Barr. Ambassador Alabh George Turnah is the Founder and Life Patron of the G-House Grassroots Development Initiative, and NGO through which he uses to drive developmental and empowerment efforts in the rural environment and grassroots across the Country and the world.

George Turnah is married to Mrs. Jennifer Timinipre Turnah and the marriage is blessed with two beautiful Princesses Eluantaziba and Eperetaziba George Turnah.

Ada Nathan Dagalameze Gwegwe


Ada Nathan Dagalameze Gwegwe

Ada Gwegwe is a football coach from Ogbogoro in Yenagoa Local Govt Area in Bayelsa State after his primary and secondary school education; he started organizing kids in his street to play street football and later formed AG Lions Football Club in 1994. Then Bayelsa State was not created, it was in old Rivers State. The response of the kids was so encouraging and when people started seeing what he was doing they started calling him coach and because of the love he has for those kids, he could no longer play football, he devoted all his time in the upbringing of kids within the age of 7-13 years and he remained focused and gradually developed what will later be strong and recognized football academic, however they say change is only constant thing, so with embracing of rebranding the name of the club Yenagoa City Football Academy, which Ada Gwegwe is the CEO/Chairman of Yenagoa City Football academy Bayelsa state.

The academy parades itself with the production of about 90% of the Bayelsans Indigenes footballers playing in our own state clubs. And some plays professional football within, and outside the shore of Nigeria. The academy has also produced players for the national U-17, U-20, U23 and the present super Eagle. Coach Ada Gwegwe was the first Bayelsa football coach and the youngest to handel a primier League Club in Nigeria at the age of 29, he was also the first football coach in Bayelsa to have won an international football tournament.

Coach Ada as a Grassroot coach has won several local, national, international competitions for Bayelsa state and Nigeria at large. He’s grassroot development program has caught across, all the local government areas in Bayelsa State and Niger Delta as a whole, he is been regarded as the pillar of grassroot football developer in Niger Delta. He is the present coach of George Turnah Football Club/the Technical Director Bayelsa State Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) and the president of Bayelsa State Grassroot coaches association. Coach Ada is a Graduate of National Institute of Sports (NIS) Lagos, also a CAF C coaches lisence holder, has also attended various coaching serminal in norway, Quatar, South Africa etc. He’s happily married with kids.

He has worked with AG. Lion F.C Yenagoa, Young Stars Football Club,kano, YSFON State team Bayelsa, Future Leaders Educational centre (school), Community Secondary School Biogbolo (school), B.D.G.S Yenagoa (school), Apoi/Olodiam Local Government Area, Nembe West Local Government Area, Kaiko/ibe-Awo Local Government Area, Main/Oyiakiri Local Government Area, Gbarian/Ekpetiama Local Government Area, Yenagoa City Local Area, Mosiend Football Club, Curusada F.G, Yenagoa City Football Academy, Ocean Boys Youth Team, Bayelsa United Feeder Team, Ocean Boys F.C, Divine Warrior FC, Bayelsa United.

Coach Ada’s records of achievement, Primary School Cup Winner-2000, Chairman Cup Winner-2000, Governor’s Cup Winner-2002, Nigerian School Sports Shell Cup Winner-2001,2002,2003,2004 & 2005,Niger Delta Unity Cup-2004, Christian Unity Cup-2005, MTN Cup U-16 runner up {2nd}-2006, FBI Poubeni Inter LGA Football Competition-2007-2008, Governor Unity Cup U-17 Winner-2008, Governor God’s Will Akpabio international football competition-2013,National U-16 Champions Abuja YSFON Winner-2001, National U-14 Chief of Naval Staff Football Cup Competition-2000, Bayelsa YSFON Winner-2000, National U-17 President Unity Cup Enugu YSFON Winner-2004, National U-18 House of Representative Unity Cup Abuja GRASOF Winner-2005, National Amature Division 2B League Champion-2007/2008 season, Udom Moses U-20 Uyo-2016, Norway Cup 2000 U-14 3rd place, Norway Cup 2001 U-16 Q final, Norway Cup 2003 U-17 Q final, Norway Cup 2004 U-18 Winner, Norway Cup 2008 U-18 2nd place.

HONOURS: AFF best coach of the year Anambara state 2004, NDDC UFC best coach of the year Rivers State 2004, President Unity Cup best coach Enugu 2004, Grassof 2005 best youth coach of the year, Norway Cup coach of the year 2004, Niger Delta best youth coach of the year 2004,2007,2008 & 2013, Most Outstanding Coach on Grassroot Fotball 2016.

HOBBIES, Football and Youth Development.

Robert Christian Mizo

Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth: 28th SEPTEMBER 1998

Position: STRIKER

Place of birth:EMEYAL

Town:IMIRINGI

L.G.A: OGBIA

State of Origin:BAYELSA

Nationality:NIGERIAN

Height: 1.5 METRES

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size: 43

Hobbies:DANCING AND SWIMMING

Favourite Food:BEANS AND GARRI

Favourite Colour:BLUE

Previous Club:APERETIA FOOTBALL CLUB

ASARI HONEST TEGA

Asari Tega

Date of Birth:24TH DECEMBER 1999

Position:RIGHT FULL-BACK

Place of birth:AMASSOMA

Town:AMASSOMA

L.G.A:SILVA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:N/A

Foot: RIGHT

Boot Size: 42

Jersey Number:40

Hobbies:READING AND WRITING

Favourite Food:GARRI AND SOUP

Favourite Colour:WHITE

Previous Club:YENAGOA CITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY

ENEGESI JOEL

Enegesi Joel

Date of Birth:27TH FEBRUARY 1997

Position:GOALKEEPER

Place of birth:YENAGOA

Town:OTUASEGA

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:5.69FT

Foot: RIGHT

Boot Size: 43

Jersey Number:40

Hobbies:TRAVELLING, LEARNING AND COOKING

Favourite Food:EBA

Favourite Colour:BLACK

Previous Club:YENAGOA CITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY

NEWMAN DOUBRA

Newman Doubra

Date of Birth:N/A

Position:ATTACKING MIDFIELDER/STRIKER

Place of birth:YENAGOA

Town:AMASSOMA, BAYELSA STATE

L.G.A:SOUTHERN IJAW, BAYELSA STATE

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:N/A

Foot:BOTH

Boot Size:UK 5/40

Jersey Number:12

Hobbies:HANGING OUT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS,PLAYING GAMES, WATCHING MOVIES

Favourite Food:GARRI AND SOUP

Favourite Colour:WHITE

Previous Club:ABIA WARRIORS

KUTU GELE

KUTU GELE

Date of Birth:18TH APRIL 1998

Position:WINGER

Place of birth:YENAGOA

Town:OKOLOBA

L.G.A:KOLOKUMA OPOKUMA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:N/A

Foot:BOTH

Hobbies:READING, DANCING, COOKING

Favourite Food:BEANS AND YAM

Favourite Colour:BLUE

Previous Club:BAYELSA UNITED FEEDER

BIATE OGUANA


BIATE OGUANA

Date of Birth:7TH JANUARY 1995

Position:STRIKER

Place of birth:OLOIBIRI TOWN

Town:OLOIBIRI

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:1.72M

Foot:LEFT

Boot Size:43

Complexion:FAIR

Hobbies:FOOTBALL, SWIMMING AND READING

Favourite Food:GARRI AND NATIVE SOUP

Favourite Colour:BLUE

OGO KINGSLEY


OGO KINGSLEY

Date of Birth:27TH MARCH 1997

Position:GOALKEEPER

Place of birth:OTUOKPOTI TOWN

Town:OTUOKPOTI

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:1.85M

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size:45

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL

Favourite Food:RICE

Favourite Colour:BLUE

HAROLD MELFORD AZIBATAMAN


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:20th JUNE, 1996

Position:STRIKER

Place of birth:OTABI TOWN

Town:OTABI

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:1.56M

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size:40

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL AND READING

Favourite Food:RICE

Favourite Colour:BLUE

OMONIBO M PRECIOUS


OMONIBO M PRECIOUS

Date of Birth:3RD JANUARY, 1999

Position:STRIKER

Place of birth:OTUASEGA TOWN

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:1.9M

Foot:BOTH

Boot Size:43

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:READING,SLEEPING AND MUSIC

Favourite Food:BEANS AND PLAINTAIN

Favourite Colour:WHITE

JAMES MICHAEL


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:16TH MAY, 1999

Position:DEFENDER

Place of birth:OTUASEGA TOWN

Town:OTUASEGA

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:43

Complexion:BLACK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL, DANCING AND SINGING

Favourite Food:RICE

Favourite Colour:RED

ELTON OLALIMOREM


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:30TH APRIL, 2002

Position:STRIKER

Place of birth:OTUASEGA TOWN

Town:OTUASEGA TOWN

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:43

Foot:RIGHT

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL

Favourite Food:BEANS

Favourite Colour:YELLOW

JAMES SMILING


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:24TH JANUARY, 1997

Position:STRIKER

Place of birth:OTUASEGA TOWN

Town:OTUASEGA TOWN

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:44

Foot:RIGHT

Height:6ft

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL

Favourite Food:RICE

Favourite Colour:BLUE

Previous Club:YENAGOA CITY FOOTBALL CLUB ACADEMY

DAVID AUGUSTINE


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:26TH JUNE, 1996

Position:GOALKEEPER

Place of birth:KOLO TOWN

Town:KOLO TOWN

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:44

Foot:LEFT AND RIGHT

Height:1.80M

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:READING,MUSIC AND BASKETBALL

Favourite Food:BEANS AND PLAINTAIN

Favourite Colour:ORANGE AND PINK

ATARIA YOUNG


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:27TH AUGUST, 1999

Position:DEFENDER/LEFT FULL BACK

Place of birth:ANYAMA

Town:ANYAMA OGBIA

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:44

Foot:LEFT

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL,TENNIS,SWIMMING

Favourite Food:BEANS

Favourite Colour:WHITE

Previous Club::YCFCA

INIBIE BLANKSON


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:17TH JUNE, 1997

Position:MIDFIELD

Place of birth:AMASSOMA

Town:AMASSOMA

L.G.A:SOUTHERN IJAW

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:43

Foot:RIGHT

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL

Favourite Food:BEANS

Favourite Colour:RED AND WHITE

ODIAS THOMAS AZIBAPU


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:14TH JULY, 1997

Position:CENTRAL DEFENDER

Place of birth:IMIRINGI

Town:IMIRINGI

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:45

Foot:RIGHT

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:EXCAVATOR OPERATING AND SWIMMING

Favourite Food:PLAINTAIN

Favourite Colour:BLUE

Previous Club:APERETIA FOOTBALL CLUB

SLINK AYEBATONYE JONATHAN


Slink Jonathan

Date of Birth:26TH MAY, 1995

Position:MIDFIELD

Place of birth:EMAKALAKALA

Town:EMAKALAKALA

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:44

Foot:RIGHT

Height:5.67ft

Complexion:CHOCOLATE

Hobbies:READING,SINGING

Favourite Food:VEGETABLE FOOD WITH SEMOVITA

Favourite Color:LEMON

GODWIN K. OLALI


GODWIN K. OLALI

Date of Birth:23RD SEPTEMBER, 1996

Position:DEFENDER

Place of birth:KOLO TOWN

Town:KOLO TOWN

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Boot Size:43 or 42

Foot:RIGHT

Height:1.46M

Complexion:BLACK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL/TRAVELLING

Favourite Food:RICE/STEW

Favourite Colour:RED

Previous Club:INVISIBLE STARS F.C. OF KOLO TOWN

NUMO WILLIAMS


Numo Wlliams

Date of Birth:8th MAY, 1998

Position:MIDFIELDER

Place of birth:AKIPELAI

Town:AKIPELAI

L.G.A:OGBIA

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:1.74M

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size:41

Complexion:DARK

Hobbies:FOOTBALL

Favourite Food:RICE

Favourite Colour:WHITE

YELEBE FANVIE


Korlege Kopopie

Date of Birth:16th DECEMBER 1999

Position:ATTACKING MIDFIELDER

Place of birth:OVOM

Town:OVOM

L.G.A:YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE

State of Origin: BAYELSA

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:N/A

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size:40

Jersey Number:N/A

Hobbies:WATCHING MOVIES

Favourite Food:RICE AND STEW

Favourite Colour:BLUE

Previous Club:DYNAMIC PILLARS

JEROME SAMUEL EZE-UGO


JEROME SAMUEL EZE-UGO

Date of Birth:14th Nov 2001

Position:Attacker

Place of birth:Ahoada

Town:Ahoada

L.G.A:Ahoada East

State of Origin:Rivers

Nationality: NIGERIAN

Height:5.8ft

Foot:RIGHT

Boot Size:43

Jersey Number:N/A

Hobbies:Reading and watching movies

Favourite Food:Garri n Soup

Favourite Colour:Blue

Previous Club:Yenagoa City Football Academy

ASEKI B Kelly


Aseki

Club Captain

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