Nigerian Youth Congress
, NYC, is to sponsor some Nigerian youth teams of U-17 to Europe to boost their football skills.
President of the Nigerian Youth Congress, Blessing A. Akinlosotu ably represented by the Publicity Secretary, Prince Engr. Victor Alobari and Special Adviser on Sports/Deputy Director of Sports and Social Development, Engr. Kpoje Chukwudi made this known during a recap of the National Grassroot Football Tournament that was held over the weekend in Sapele Technical College, Delta State.
The Tournament which was hosted by the Delta State Grassroot Football Coaches Association in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Social Development of NYC, gave the Nigerian youths hope, as their faces were lightened.
At the grand finale, Engr. Victor Alobari on behalf of the NYC President while giving medals to the winners, first runner-up and second runner-up of the match U-13 category, Amarachi Okwara of Great Stars, Man of the match U-15 category, Uchenna Obilonu of Great Avengers, and Man of the match U-17 category, Israel Ayuma of Lord Mark FC, urged state governments to curtail Nigerian Youths to crop social vices, youth restiveness, as well as help send Nigerian Coaches abroad
for further training.
Speaking further, Alobari, in his speech called on the states governors and Federal ministry of youth and sports to support the good work of the National Grass-root Coaches Association.
He also that soccer is a multi-billion Pounds industry, and it is wise to tap into this industry by sending these coaches overseas for training.
“We shouldn’t participate in the things that would destroy our nation because we are the next generation of leaders. If we keep on vandalizing, and we keep on destroying public infrastructures, who then do we hand over a dead economy to?” He questioned.
In his remark, Mr. Kingsley Awaritoma, National Coordinator/Interim President NGFCA, thanked the teams that made it to the tournament pointing out that they all did well, as he admonished them to continue believing in Nigeria and the Nigerian government.
“Over one thousand (1000) players participated in the tournament, and football Agents came from Italy to also scout for players”, he added.
The event was well attended by sports enthusiasts and stakeholders cutting across all spheres of life who appreciated the efforts of the organizers.
However, it is worthy of note that It is the mandate of NYC to support the upcoming young talent in sports, especially football.